Juror: Cosby's Own Words Doomed Him

Bill Cosby is mentally preparing himself for prison

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.

Cosby settled Constand's civil suit for almost $3.4 million in 2006, and his lawyers claimed at trial that she had framed him for the money.

Harrison Snyder, a juror in the Bill Cosby retrial, said the comedian's own deposition sealed his fate.

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. Snyder said he believes those who think Cosby is innocent would have a different perspective if they were in the courtroom. That alleged agreement prompted Cosby's candor in the 2005 deposition, Cosby's team argued; the deal, which would help Constand's civil suit, meant that the testimony could never be deployed in a criminal case against Cosby.

Going into the retrial, there was a question as to whether the #MeToo and Time's Up movements against sexual abuse would factor into Cosby's case.

Prosecutors used Cosby's statements - which confirmed much of Constand's story and referenced his use of drugs in sexual encounters with other women - against him at both trials.

Snyder was referring to the other five witnesses that testified against Cosby along with Andrea Constand who originally filed the lawsuit.

"After thoughtful and meticulous consideration of the information and evidence provided to us, we came to our unanimous verdict", the jury said in the statement. His publicist has declared his conviction a "public lynching". "Not once were race or the #MeToo movement ever discussed, nor did either factor into our decision".

They claimed that then-D.A. Bruce Castor promised Cosby he would never be prosecuted in the Constand case and that this promise extended to all future holders of the district attorney's office.

"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 is current on house arrest as he awaits sentencing, faces up to 10 years behind bars for each count.

Feden, Ryan and their boss, District Attorney Kevin Steele said they are confident Cosby's conviction will stand.

For his part, Snyder said that, before the trial, he "I didn't really even know about the #MeToo movement".

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

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