The Prosecutor Who Stared Down Bill Cosby

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Cosby was convicted on three counts of aggravated indecent assault.

Accuser Andrea Constand's allegations that Cosby had drugged and molested her at his suburban Philadelphia mansion in 2004, revived out of almost a decade of dormancy by another comedian's viral joke, had coalesced into a movement of women who said he violated them, too.

"That was the most sickening part of this all", she said. "Cosby provided many needed services, like laughter, stand-up comedy, and a solid sitcom". Instead, it was Cosby's admission that he gave the women Quaaludes to have sex with them in a previous deposition.

Ms. Feden took a leave from the firm to serve as a special prosecutor for Mr. Cosby's retrial. "I didn't do what they said I did", Cosby explained to the Post.

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 the civil suit he settled with Constand. He stated, "I knew he was an actor, I knew he did the 'Cosby Show.' I never watched the 'Cosby Show, ' I'm a little too young for that".

Prosecutors used Cosby's statements - which confirmed much of Constand's story and referenced his use of drugs in sexual encounters with other women - against him at both trials.

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They claimed that then-D.A. Bruce Castor promised Cosby he would never be prosecuted in the Constand case and that this promise extended to all future holders of the district attorney's office. 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.

"If you were there, you would say the same thing", added Snyder.

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. "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.

The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, as Constand has done.

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. "I didn't even know what he was on trial for".

"After thoughtful and meticulous consideration of the information and evidence provided to us, we came to our unanimous verdict", the jury said in the statement.

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