Now on of the jury members has spoken out about the exact moment he knew Cosby was guilty.
Harrison Snyder told ABC’s Good Morning America that it “wasn’t an open and shut case” and the decision was very much influenced by what played out in the courtroom.
“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,” the 22-year-old revealed.
Despite questions of whether the public nature of the case, growing racial tensions in the US, or the media hype surrounding the #MeToo movement came into play when coming to a verdict, Snyder says none of these were ever discussed.
“Not once were race or the #MeToo movement ever discussed, nor did either factor into our decision, as implied in various media outlets.” Snyder added.
“I really didn’t know a lot (about Cosby). I knew he was an actor, I knew he did the Cosby Show. I never watched the Cosby Show. I’m a little too young for that,” he said.
“After thoughtful and meticulous consideration of the information and evidence provided to us, we came to our unanimous verdict,” added a statement for the Cosby jury.
The verdict came after a two-week trial during which five other women testified against Cosby,smh.com.au reports, while more than 60 women so far have said that the 80-year-old drugged and sexually assaulted them over a period of five decades.
Constand’s case is the only one to have been taken to court, after Cosby fed her three blue pills then sexually assaulted her while she was unable to fight back in 2004.