Bill Cosby's talk of quaaludes led to conviction, says juror

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And at least one legal expert said that Judge O'Neill's decision to grant him house arrest suggests he might go easy on Cosby when it comes time for sentencing.

Last week, Snyder and his fellow jurors convicted Cosby on three counts of aggravated indecent assault in the drugging and sexual assault of Andrea Constand in 2004.

Cosby is awaiting sentencing from his Cheltenham home, where he sexually assaulted Andrea Constand and where he is now under house arrest. "It was devastating for everyone involved", she said. "Cosby provided many needed services, like laughter, stand-up comedy, and a solid sitcom. Mr. Cosby admitted to giving these quaaludes to women, young women, in order to have sex with them", Snyder said of a deposition that was part of a civil case brought by complainant Andrea Constand.

"The prosecutor had said Cosby had a private plane and could escape custody", The Post reports.

In the testimony, which was read to jurors at both trials, he described giving quaaludes to women before sex in the 1970s and his encounters with Constand, a Temple University women's basketball administrator. "When people in positions of power use that power to victimize people, I find that to be beyond disgusting".

They claimed that then-D.A. Bruce Castor promised Cosby he would never be prosecuted in the Constand case and that this promise extended to all future holders of the district attorney's office.

But unlike the proceedings a year ago, where deliberations dragged on for 52 hours and jurors described a tense atmosphere during the discussions, Snyder told ABC News on Monday (Tuesday NZT) that there was no dissension in the jury room this time and that all members of were quickly able to get on the same page.

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Harrison Snyder, in an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America" that aired Monday, said he believed Constand's claim that Cosby assaulted her in 2004 at his home in a Philadelphia suburb. "I'm a little too young for that".

"If you were there, you would say the same thing", added Snyder.

In its statement, the Cosby jury said its decision was not influenced in any way by factors other than what was seen and heard in the courtroom.

Cosby now faces 10 years in prison on each count. "I didn't even know what he was on trial for".

"After thoughtful and meticulous consideration of the information and evidence provided to us, we came to our unanimous verdict", the jury said.

Interestingly enough, the jurors also released an official statement and said the recent #MeToo movement was not an influencing factor as it wasn't discussed at all during the deliberation.

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