The jurors who convicted Bill Cosby at his sexual assault retrial in the Philadelphia area said the decision was only influenced by what happened in court, and the youngest member of the panel said the comedian's own words sealed his fate.
Cosby also invoked the name of Nelson Mandela, the former South African president who spent 27 years in prison for conspiring to overthrow the country's apartheid rule.
Snyder told ABC that he had been unfamiliar with Cosby and the #MeToo movement against sexual assault and harassment before the trial because he does not watch the news and that he was not initially sure that Cosby was guilty. 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 only found about it after I got home and looked online to see what everything was, ' Snyder told ABC News.
"So, if they send me to that place, then that's what they will do, and I will have to go there". "That's totally false. He never gave Page Six an interview".
"And after all is said and done", she added, "women were finally believed". The publication pointed out how Camille hugged Bill, then sat behind him as defense attorneys delivered their closing arguments on Thursday.
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The 80-year-old entertainer, best known as the iconic father from the 1980'S TV hit "The Cosby Show", faces up to 30 years in prison when he is sentenced in the next three months for drugging and raping Andrea Constand, 45, in 2004 at his home in a Philadelphia suburb.
Meanwhile, his legal team vows to keep up the fight, saying "it's not over" and asserting their claim that Constand-and presumably all Cosby's other accusers-was nothing more than a "con artist" and a "pathological liar" out to frame the once-idolized celebrity for more money.
"When there was talk of a plea bargain, I said no", Cosby told Page Six previous year. "And I just tell them, if you were there, you would say the same thing, you would say that he's guilty", Snyder said. "I think it was his deposition, really".
Under the plea deal prosecutors purportedly offered in 2017, Cosby would have been required to serve under house arrest and register as a sex offender, according to the Page Six column. Cosby reportedly told the newspaper. In the testimony, which was read to jurors at both trials, he described giving quaaludes to women before sex in the 1970s and his encounters with Constand, a Temple University women's basketball administrator. It was about all the similar accusations, about all the women who said they were violated by this man.
Following his conviction, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele asked the trial judge, Steven O'Neill, to revoke Cosby's bail and send him to jail right away, arguing that Cosby has his own airplane and is a flight risk.
"He doesn't have a plane, you a- -hole". He must also wear a Global Positioning System ankle bracelet so authorities can monitor his whereabouts.