According to Juror Number 1, Harrison Snyder, 22, hearing Cosby recount in his own words in a 2005 deposition that he admitted to giving quaaludes (now banned) to young women caused the guilty verdict.
Steele said that Cosby had "shown his true colors", when the legendary actor called the prosecutor an "a-hole" after Steele argued that he should immediately be locked up following the verdict. In the first trial, there was one and when you have five, they just have such prejudicial value and I think it just overwhelmed the jury.
"He stated that he gave these drugs to other women", said Snyder during the interview.
Juror Harrison Snyder, in an interview on ABC's Good Morning America, said he doesn't keep up with the news and hadn't heard of the hashtag later adopted by victims to share stories of sexual abuse and assault, following news stories about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein's predatory behavior a year ago.
During the first trial, Cosby told the New York Post he turned down a deal to serve under house arrest, register as a sex offender and probation. "I'm a little too young for that". "I just tell them, if you were there, you would say the same thing, you'd say he's guilty". They also described the sworn testimony that the comedy icon gave as part of a lawsuit accuser Andrea Constand filed against him in 2005, which later settled for almost US$3.4 million (NZ$5 million), as particularly compelling.
This came nearly 11 months after a mistrial at Cosby's first trial when the jury failed to reach a verdict.
The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, as Constand has done.
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. I was so proud of her.
The jury wrote in a statement that it had "absolutely no reservations" about convicting Cosby of three counts of aggravated indecent assault. He also said that he didn't even know much about the octogenarian who rose to fame in the 1960s, aside from the fact Cosby acted and starred in a show he has never watched.
Last week's verdict came about 11 months after Cosby's first trial ended in a mistrial when a jury could not reach a unanimous decision after deliberating six days. Each count carries a 10-year prison sentence.