Published: Tue, May 01, 2018
Entertaiment | By Kelly Sanders

Bill Cosby Juror Says Comedian's Quaaludes Talk Led To Conviction

Bill Cosby Juror Says Comedian's Quaaludes Talk Led To Conviction

Harrison Snyder, in an interview aired Monday on ABC's "Good Morning America," said that it "wasn't an open and shut case".

Cosby was convicted last week of three counts of sexual assault.

He is expected to be sentenced within 90 days and could get up to 10 years in prison for each of the three counts.

The jury, which consisted of seven men and five women, reached the guilty verdict in the Cosby retrial after 12 hours of deliberation.

And for those who hoped against mounting evidence that Cosby was innocent, they are reminded that sometimes, even our heroes can be flawed - deeply flawed - and that, as the saying goes, character is what you do when you think no one else is looking.

'No drugs or contraband or influence of escape, ' McNaughton said. "I didn't do what they said I did", Cosby explained to the Post.

Meanwhile, Snyder and his fellow jurors have also released a joint statement addressing the #MeToo claims: "We were asked to assess the credibility of Ms. Constand's account of what happened to her, and each one of us found her account credible and compelling", it reads.

Cosby settled for almost $3.4 million but described giving the now-banned quaaludes, a sedative, to women before having sex with them in the 1970s.

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The verdict came after a two-week trial during which five other women testified against Cosby, smh.com.au reports, while more than 60 women so far have said that the 80-year-old drugged and sexually assaulted them over a period of five decades. Feden said she often thought of her late aunt, an OB-GYN, who had championed women and her career as a prosecutor.

From the debut of "The Cosby Show" forward, Cosby became so closely linked to his character, much of the country regarded him as "America's Dad", a squeaky-clean image which followed Cosby throughout his later, less successful professional ventures, and certainly, an image which has since become - at best - tainted, and at worst, seen as a diversion to Cosby's reprehensible offscreen behavior.

Comedian-actor's admission of drugging women ultimately led to his downfall. They said race and the #MeToo movement were never discussed.

"But, you know, I think back to the time when Camille and I went to visit Nelson Mandela in South Africa".

"I knew he was an actor, I knew he did the 'Cosby Show.' I never watched the 'Cosby Show, ' I'm a little too young for that", Snyder said. "I didn't know anything".

He said the #MeToo movement wasn't a factor in his decision. "If they found him not guilty, I felt like they were feeding into every character assassination on sex-crime victims".

"So, if they send me to that place, then that's what they will do, and I will have to go there".

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