A juror who voted to convict Bill Cosby on three charges of aggravated sexual assault is opening up about his decision. Harrison Snyder, juror No. 1, said he had no regrets or doubts about his decision.
The tipping point for Snyder and others was Cosby’s admission to giving women Quaaludes during depositions in 2005 and 2006.
- “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 told ABC’s Good Morning America on Monday.
- The 22-year-old said that he started out the trial unsure if we deserved to be convicted. He said hearing from his accuser Andrea Constand and five other accusers helped change his mind.
- “If you hadn’t heard from the other five, and you just had her word, would that have mattered to you?” asked ABC News reporter Linsey Davis.
- “I don’t think so because in the deposition, he stated that he gave these drugs to other women,” Snyder replied. “I don’t think it really necessarily mattered that these other five women were here. Because he said it himself that he used these drugs on other women.”
- “So you found it to be his words that were the most damning of all?” Davis asked.
- “Yeah,” Snyder answered.
- Prior to being selected to serve, he said he’d never heard of the allegations that Cosby drugged and molested more than 50 women. He also claimed he wasn’t aware of the #MeToo movement.
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