Bill Cosby's Accuser Says It's "Time For Him To Suffer" In Prison


"In the deposition, he stated that he gave these drugs to other women", Snyder said.

Bill Cosby was found guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault.

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 his accuser, Andrea Constand, in 2006 for almost $3.4 million.

With this conviction, the 80-year-old comedian now faces a statutory maximum of 30 years in prison and is expected to be sentenced within 90 days following a pre-sentence investigation. "I knew he was an actor". "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", Cosby recounted.

Cosby played Cliff Huxtable, head of an upper-middle-class family, in The Cosby Show, which ran from 1984 to 1992. He now awaits sentencing within the next three months for his conviction.

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 called the conviction a "public lynching".

Not once were race or the #metoo movement ever discussed, nor did either factor into our decision, as implied in various media outlets.

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A statement from other jury members also lines up with what Snyder said on the popular morning show.

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.

Meanwhile, Snyder and his fellow jurors have also released a joint statement addressing the #MeToo claims: "We were asked to assess the credibility of Ms. Constand's account of what happened to her, and each one of us found her account credible and compelling", it reads.

Prosecutor Kristen Feden told The Associated Press she was "nervous for Andrea and for sex-crime victims as a whole" at Cosby's retrial.

He revealed that some agree Cosby is guilty, but others have told them they are still convinced he is innocent. He said he was barely familiar with the accusations that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted dozens of women. "You would say that he's guilty", Snyder said.

When the DA brought up Cosby's private plane, and the possibility of him using it to escape custody, Cosby yelled "He doesn't have a plane, you asshole".