Harrison Snyder, one of the jurers in the Bill Cosby case, said it was the comedian’s own words that led to his guilty verdict.
“I think it was his deposition, really,” Snyder told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Monday, about what led to his vote. “Cosby admitted to giving these quaaludes to women, young women, in order to have sex with them.”
On April 26, Cosby was found guilty in his retrial over accusations made by former Temple University employee Andrea Constand. The judge allowed Cosby to be released on bail, which was in the amount of $1 million. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
The 22-year-old Snyder admitted that he hadn’t paid much attention at all to the accusations against the “Cosby Show” star. “I didn’t know anything, I don’t watch the news ever. I didn’t know what he was on trial for.”
During the retrial, jurors heard testimony from Constand as well as five other Cosby accusers, though Snyder said he believed Constand enough that even if she were the only one to testify, he would have still thought Cosby was guilty.
“He stated that he gave these drugs to other women,” Snyder continued. “I don’t think it really necessarily mattered that these other five women were here because he said it himself that these drugs were for other women.”
Snyder concluded that he shares no misgivings about his decision. “I have no doubts at all.”
Snyder added that he’s heard from both those that agreed he was guilty and those that still think Cosby is innocent. “I just tell them, if you were there you would say the same thing, say that he’s guilty.”