Cosby was convicted on three counts of aggravated indecent assault. "I don't think it really necessarily mattered that these other five women were here, because he said it himself".
The attorney for Constand asked: "When you got the Quaaludes, was it in your mind that you were going to use these Quaaludes for young women that you wanted to have sex with?"
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. Snyder made an appearance on Monday's Good Morning America and first made it clear that it wasn't an easy decision as the jurors deliberated for hours.
Page Six reporters say they have been interviewing Cosby since his trial previous year and agreed to only publish the content of the interviews after all legal proceedings ended.
"I never watched "The Cosby Show" or anything", he said in the interview ABC aired Monday. "I'm a little too young for that".
"If they found him not guilty, I felt like they were feeding into every character assassination on sex crime victims".
Despite speculation, the #MeToo movement and the witness's testimony aren't the main factors that led jurors to convict Bill Cosby of assault.
A former Temple University employee alleges that the entertainer drugged and molested her in 2004 at his home in suburban Philadelphia.
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Mnuchin noted in the interview that he is not concerned about China's retaliatory measures in response to United States tariffs. The U.S. imported 34.6 million metric tons of steel previous year , a 15 percent increase from 2016, according to the U.S.
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. Snyder was referring to Cosby's testimony in a lawsuit filed against him more than a decade ago by Andrea Constand, a case that Cosby eventually settled for $3.4 million.
"If you were there, you would say the same thing".
Snyder said he didn't know much about the 80-year-old comedian before the trial and knew nothing of the allegations.
It wasn't the first time Cosby referenced Mandela, the imprisoned anti-apartheid leader who later became South African's first black president.
The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, as Constand has done.
"After thoughtful and meticulous consideration of the information and evidence provided to us, we came to our unanimous verdict". Race and the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct were never discussed, according to the statement, obtained by NBC's "Today" show.
Interestingly enough, the jurors also released an official statement and said the recent #MeToo movement was not an influencing factor as it wasn't discussed at all during the deliberation.