Bill Cosby Juror: Comedian's Talk of Quaaludes Led to Conviction

Bill Cosby Juror: Comedian's Talk of Quaaludes Led to Conviction

The investigation into Cosby was reopened in July 2015 after a federal judge, acting on a request from The Associated Press, unsealed portions of Cosby's deposition testimony from a civil lawsuit he settled with Constand in 2006 for $3.4 million US.

Two weeks ago, a ruling came down in the criminal trial of Bill Cosby: Yes, excerpts from the 2005 deposition, in which Cosby said he obtained Quaaludes to use in his encounters with the young women he wanted to pursue sexually, would be admissible in trial.

This came nearly 11 months after a mistrial at Cosby's first trial when the jury failed to reach a verdict.

As family patriarch Cliff Huxtable, Cosby passed himself off as friendly, wise, patient and trustworthy. He was once known as America's Dad.

Cosby, 80, is now a prisoner in his own home and faces the prospect of spending the rest of his life behind bars as he awaits sentencing within the next three months on three counts of aggravated indecent assault.

The deposition amounted to the closest thing to a confession anyone was likely to see from Cosby, who maintained his innocence even as his number of accusers climbed into well into the double-digits. His publicist has declared his conviction a "public lynching".

He said the #MeToo movement wasn't a factor in his decision.

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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. 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).

"That's probably the biggest point in attempting to get Bill Cosby a new trial".

"I felt like this verdict could dictate something more", Feden said.

He revealed that some agree Cosby is guilty, but others have told them they are still convinced he is innocent.

Snyder said the inconsistencies in Constand's story about details surrounding the sexual assault - a crux of the defense's case - was cleared up by prosecutors' first witness, Dr. Barbara Ziv.

Comedian-actor's admission of drugging women ultimately led to his downfall.

She said previous and current high-profile inmates have included legislators, ex-police officers and Jerry Sandusky, a former Pennsylvania State University football coach convicted in 2012 of being a serial child molester.

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