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

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The jury that convicted Bill Cosby at his sexual assault retrial said that its decision was only influenced by what happened in court, and the youngest member of the juror said that the comedian’s own words sealed his conviction. Harrison Snyder stated in an interview aired Monday on ABC’s “Good Morning America” that it “wasn’t an open and shut case.” But the 22-year-old says Cosby’s deposition – in which he admitted giving women drugs to have sex with them – was the evidence that made him believe he was guilty. “I think it was his deposition, really. 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 accuser Andrea Constand. Snyder said that he had no doubt the jury made the right decision in convicting Cosby Thursday on three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Cosby, 80, is now a prisoner in his own suburban Philadelphia home and faces the fact of spending the rest of his life behind bars as he awaits sentencing within the next three months on three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Cosby has maintained his innocence. His publicist has declared his conviction a “public lynching,” and his lawyers have vowed to appeal.


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