Bill Cosby juror says shamed comedian’s own words sealed his fate - MRCAESAR.COM


Monday, 30 April 2018

Bill Cosby juror says shamed comedian’s own words sealed his fate

Bill Cosby’s own words did him in.
Juror Harrison Snyder was swayed to convict the disgraced comedian after finding out that he had previously admitted to drugging women, potentially sending the 80-year-old Cosby to prison.
“I think it was his deposition, really,” the 22-year-old Snyder said in an interview with ABC News’ “Good Morning America” that aired Monday. “Mr. Cosby admitted to giving Quaaludes to women, young women, in order to have sex with them.”
Snyder was part of the Norristown, Pa., jury that convicted Cosby last Thursday of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, when the then-Temple University staffer visited his suburban Philadelphia mansion in 2004.
Juror Harrison Snyder claims he wasn't familiar with "The Cosby Show," but said Bill Cosby's past statements were enough to sway him. (ABC)
Snyder claims that he was a “little too young” to be familiar with “The Cosby Show,” and hardly knew about the allegations against Cosby going into the case.
He wasn’t even aware of the #MeToo movement, in which scores of women have come forward about sexual harassment or assault by men in Hollywood, media and business.
“I only found about it after I got home and looked online to see what everything was,” Snyder told ABC News. “I didn't even know about the #MeToo movement.”
Cosby avoided jail time last June when a deadlocked jury prompted a mistrial, but this time it took just 14 hours to convict the man once known as “America’s Dad.”
Snyder said that Cosby’s deposition, which he gave between 2005 and 2006 for a civil suit Constand filed against him, was more damning than the testimony five other women gave about their experiences with him.
“He stated that he gave these drugs to other women. He said it himself that he used drugs on other women.”
Cosby is currently under house arrest as he awaits sentencing, but plans to appeal the conviction.(DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
Cosby, who's harped against using foul language, snapped at the district attorney for suggesting that his $1 million bail be pulled because the comedian owns a private plane and may be a flight risk.
“He doesn't have plane, you a-hole!” Cosby shouted in the courtroom, referring to himself in the third person.
But the “Fat Albert” creator will remain under house arrest at his Philadelphia-area mansion while he awaits sentencing within 75 days of his conviction.

Pennsylvania Judge Steven T. O’Neill slapped Cosby with a GPS monitor in the meantime, and his legal team plans to appeal the conviction.
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