Juror: Cosby's Own Words Doomed Him

Harrison Snyder cites the entertainer's deposition
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 30, 2018 1:02 PM CDT
Bill Cosby, center, leaves the the Montgomery County Courthouse after being convicted Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Norristown, Pa.   (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

(Newser) – For at least one of Bill Cosby's jurors, it was the entertainer's own words that led to a vote of guilty. In an interview that aired on Good Morning America, 22-year-old Harrison Snyder said Cosby's 2005 deposition in a civil suit is what swayed him, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. “It was his deposition, really,” said Snyder. “Mr. Cosby admitted to giving these Quaaludes to women—young women—in order to have sex with him.” Snyder was referring to Cosby's testimony in a lawsuit filed against him more than a decade ago by Andrea Constand, a case that Cosby eventually settled for $3.4 million.

Meanwhile, the jury forewoman released a statement to say that the verdict was based solely on the evidence. “Our decision was not influenced in any way by factors other than what we heard and saw in the courtroom,” she wrote, per NBC News. “Not once were race or the #MeToo movement ever discussed, nor did either factor into our decision.” As for Cosby, he remains confined to his home in Cheltenham Township with a GPS ankle bracelet. (Read more Bill Cosby stories.)

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