Bill Cosby declared ‘blind’, lawyers say he can’t defend himself
Cosby will on Tuesday present to the court, a doctor’s report certifying that his sight is defective and that he’s registered with a state commission for the blind.
“No 79-year-old blind man could possibly defend himself against a claim that he sexually assaulted someone he supposedly met once, half a century ago,” his attorneys said in court documents filed in Pennsylvania.
“Without his eyesight, Mr. Cosby cannot even determine whether he has ever even seen some of his accusers, let alone develop defenses and gather exculpatory evidence,” the documents further stated.
Cosby is facing three charges of felony indecent assault on Andrea Constand, who claims that he drugged and violated her in 2004.