Thursday, 24 May, 2018

Juror Says Bill Cosby Admission of Giving Women Quaaludes Caused His Conviction

Bill Cosby is mentally preparing himself for prison Modal Trigger Bill Cosby AP
Wallace Pearson | 01 May, 2018, 04:57

He was the only one of the 12 to tell Judge Steven T O'Neill that he had never heard of the sexual assault allegations against Cosby or the #MeToo movement that claimed a victory in Cosby's conviction on Thursday (Friday NZ Time).

The paper quotes Cosby saying: "When they send me to that place, I want you to be there to tell my story because it seems no one is listening, no one wants the real story".

Feden and prosecutor Stewart Ryan spoke to the AP on Saturday about the almost three-year journey from reopening the Cosby case to last Thursday's verdict, how they restructured their approach after last year's hung jury and the sacrifices they faced along the way.

In the deposition from the 2005 civil lawsuit filed by Constand, Cosby described giving drugs, including the sedative Quaaludes, and alcohol to women before sex, hosting Constand at his home and a slew of other acts.

His conviction on all three counts means they determined beyond a reasonable doubt that the comedian molested Temple University staffer Andrea Constand during a visit to his Philadelphia-area home in 2004, despite the fact that she could not consent because the pills he gave her rendered her unconscious.

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.

"I don't think it really necessarily mattered that these five other women were here because he said it himself - that he used drugs for other women", Snyder told "GMA". "I didn't even know about the #MeToo movement".

Meanwhile, the jury forewoman released a statement to say that the verdict was based exclusively on the evidence. "Not once were race or the #MeToo movement ever discussed, nor did either factor into our decision, as implied in various media outlets". He could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for each count on which he was convicted. His publicist has declared his conviction a "public lynching".

Harrison Snyder said it was the comedian's "own deposition" that made him come to his conclusion. But the newspaper agreed to hold his comments while his case wound through the courts.

Ryan likened Cosby's description of a purported sexual encounter with Constand to "reading some disgusting pornography novel".

Feden, who worked out a deal to stay as a special prosecutor after leaving for private practice, said she felt "that needed to be exposed".

"I am my own individual, and I make the decisions", he said, according to CNN. He was a free man, but I remember when we met him at Robben Island where he had been in a prison for all of those years.

"I sat in that cell where he lived and I saw how he lived... what he had to eat to live and what he went through".

Cosby, who has been released on $1 million bail, is now confined to his estate outside Philadelphia until he's sentenced in 75 days.

The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, as Constand did.

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