PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on comments by the jury that convicted Bill Cosby (all times local):
The Philadelphia-area jury that convicted Bill Cosby of sexual assault charges last week says it found chief accuser Andrea Constand to be "credible and compelling."
In a statement Monday, the jury says it had "absolutely no reservations" about convicting Cosby of three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Constand testified that Cosby drugged and molested her at his home in 2004. The defense said it was consensual.
The 80-year-old comedian settled Constand's civil suit for nearly $3.4 million in 2006, and Cosby's lawyers claimed at trial that she had framed him for the money.
But the jury's statement says "each one of us found her account credible and compelling."
Cosby is expected to be sentenced within three months. He faces the potential of spending the rest of his life in prison.
The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, as Constand has done.
A juror on the Bill Cosby sexual assault retrial case says the comedian's own words sealed his fate.
Harrison Snyder, in an interview aired Monday on ABC's "Good Morning America," said that it "wasn't an open and shut case." But the 22-year-old says Cosby's deposition — in which he admitted giving women drugs to have sex with them — was the evidence that made him believe he was guilty, adding that he has no doubt the jury made the right decision.
Cosby was convicted Thursday on three counts of aggravated indecent assault.
Snyder, the youngest member of the jury, said he didn't know much about the 80-year-old comedian before the trial and knew nothing of the allegations.
NBC's "Today" show said Monday 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. They say race and the #MeToo movement were never discussed.