Three weeks after Bill Cosby was found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman 14 years ago on a couch in his Cheltenham, Philadelphia, home, the judge, Judge Steven O’Neill, who presided over the case has published the names of the jurors.
According to Page Six, the anonymous 12 men and women who convicted Bill Cosby were finally released Friday, after what the judge called a “cooling-off period” during which jurors could return to their normal lives after spending three weeks sequestered in a hotel.
O’Neill reportedly warned members of the media to respect requests from jurors to be left alone, noting that one media outlet had ruined Mother’s Day by calling at least six jurors.
However, some of the jurors had already started speaking publicly about the case.
22-year-old Harrison Snyder, said Cosby’s own words clinched the verdict against him. “I think it was his deposition, really,” Snyder, who served as Juror No. 1, told ABC’s “Good Morning America” four days after the guilty verdict. “Mr. Cosby admitted to giving these Quaaludes to women, young women, in order to have sex with them.”
Another juror, juror William J. Walsh, told Radar that the consistency of witness accounts made conviction the clear-cut choice.
“Each witness was consistent in describing what happened,” said juror William J. Walsh, adding that his colleagues were now being “threatened” and “harassed” by “thugs” he speculated are connected to the defense.
You can follow up on the details of the other jurors here.
Meanwhile, Cosby faces up to 10 years behind bars on each count at sentencing, which is scheduled for Sept. 24.