Planned Parenthood issued a statement in defense of Bill Cosby after the comedian was convicted of felony sexual assault. They said race and the #MeToo movement were never discussed. And many black Americans were proud of his success.
Snyder added he was a "little too young" to know about Cosby's legacy, which includes the iconic The Cosby Show sitcom. No one will be permitted to assault women with impunity.
"I don't think it really necessarily mattered that these other five women were here because he said it himself that he used drugs for other women", he said.
Cosby said he rejected a plea deal that would have required him to serve house arrest and register as a sex offender - a claim rejected by the DA's office past year, when Cosby's side first made it, and again on Monday.
The most damning evidence in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial was not the victim's testimony or statements by five other women who said he had also assaulted them, a juror said on Monday. Snyder said he believes those who think Cosby is innocent would have a different perspective if they were in the courtroom.
"I really only found out about it after I got home", Snyder, who also said he had only a vague understanding of Cosbys career before the trial, told ABC News. 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.
Harrison Snyder, 22, who is the youngest juror in the high-profile case, explained why the jury made a decision to convict the comedian on three counts of aggravated indecent assault.
Bill Cosby accuser Andrea Constand, left, embraces prosecutor Kristen Feden after the verdict.
His conviction on all three counts means they determined beyond a reasonable doubt that the comedian molested Temple University staffer Andrea Constand during a visit to his Philadelphia-area home in 2004, despite the fact that she could not consent because the pills he gave her rendered her unconscious.
Cosby, who is current on house arrest as he awaits sentencing, faces up to 10 years behind bars for each count. His publicist has declared his conviction a "public lynching", and his lawyers have vowed to appeal.
"When there was talk of a plea bargain, I said no", Cosby told Page Six previous year.
His loose comparison to the Apartheid political prisoner turned South African president is not the first-time Cosby or his team has likened his trial to a civil injustice.