Bill Cosby juror reveals Cosby's own comments led to conviction


"It was his deposition, really", Mr. Snyder, 22, the youngest of the 12 jurors, said in an interview that aired on Monday on ABC's "Good Morning America".

Though Snyder said he believed the five other Cosby accusers - including supermodel and reality TV staple Janice Dickinson - to testify at the trial, he added that their accounts did not factor into his decision.

Snyder spoke on a deposition that was part of a civil case brought by Cosby accuser Andrea Constand.

Despite speculation, the #MeToo movement and the witness's testimony aren't the main factors that led jurors to convict Bill Cosby of assault.

Snyder said he was not influenced by the #MeToo movement despite the retrial being described by some observers as the first big legal test of the anti-sexism movement. Snyder, who said the case against Cosby was not open and shut, said he was unaware of #MeToo.

Ultimately, the jury found the once beloved comedian guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault.

The 80-year-old comedian settled Constand's civil suit for almost $3.4 million in 2006, and Cosby's lawyers claimed at trial that she had framed him for the money.

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The Friday decision in Cosby's retrial comes after his initial trial in June 2017, which resulted in a mistrial because of two not guilty holdouts by the jury. A sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled.

The 80-year-old had several honorary degrees revoked, including one from Philadelphia's Temple, where the actor received his bachelor's degree.

The guilty verdict came less than a year after another jury deadlocked on the charges.

"I think it was his deposition, really".

Cosby also seemed to compare himself to Nelson Mandela, the imprisoned anti-apartheid leader who later became South African's first black president.

In addition to remaining uninfluenced by the Me Too movement, Snyder also feels that the jury didn't allow race, age, or gender to affect the outcome of the trial. In the same testimony, The Cosby Show actor also revealed he repeatedly used his position of power to have sex with young women he met, per ABC News. I never watched the Cosby Show.

Snyder revealed that some people believe he made the right decision, where as others allegedly think the star is still innocent. "And I just tell them if you were there, you would say the same thing - you would say that he's guilty".