Juror in Bill Cosby trial: 'Actor's fate was sealed by own deposition'

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Fallen TV icon Bill Cosby, who was convicted last week of indecent aggravated assault, told The New York Post, "This is what they wanted", after a jury found him guilty Thursday on all three counts stemming from a 2004 incident in Pennsylvania.

"I don't really think it necessarily mattered that those five women were there, because (Cosby) said it himself that he used the drugs for other women", Snyder said. "Mr Cosby admitted to giving these Quaaludes to women, young women, in order to have sex with them".

Snyder's sentiments echoed similar statements from some jurors in Cosby's first trial, which ended in a mistrial and hung jury in June, who cited the sworn testimony that the comedy icon gave as part of a lawsuit accuser Andrea Constand filed against him in 2005, which later settled for almost $3.4 million.

This came nearly 11 months after a mistrial at Cosby's first trial when the jury failed to reach a verdict. Snyder made an appearance on Monday's Good Morning America and first made it clear that it wasn't an easy decision as the jurors deliberated for hours.

O'Neill presided over Cosby's first trial for indecent sexual assault, which ended in a hung jury, as well as his second trial.

"I think it was his deposition, really", the 22-year-old juror said.

"I knew he was an actor, I knew he did The Cosby Show".

"If they found him not guilty, I felt like they were feeding into every character assassination on sex crime victims".

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The prosecutors who put Bill Cosby away say they're confident the conviction at his suburban Philadelphia sexual-assault retrial will stand.

Bill Sasso, the firm's chairman, had personally called to recruit her after seeing her on the cover of Philadelphia Business Journal, which had named her one of its "40 Under 40".

Snyder revealed that some people believe he made the right decision, where as others allegedly think the star is still innocent.

Meanwhile, the jury forewoman released a statement to say that the verdict was based exclusively on the evidence.

Cosby now faces 10 years in prison on each count.

NBC's "Today" show said Monday the Cosby jury issued a statement saying its decision was not influenced in any way by factors other than what was seen and heard in the courtroom. "I didn't even know about the #MeToo movement".

"Not once were race or the #MeToo movement ever discussed, nor did either factor in our decision", the statement read.

It wasn't the first time Cosby referenced Mandela, the imprisoned anti-apartheid leader who later became South African's first black president.

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