Disgraced comedy legend Bill Cosby is currently facing three felony charges relating to the alleged sexual assault of Andrea Constand back in 2004. Constand made the claim that Cosby had given her drugs and then sexually violated her after she passed out from them.
Cosby, 79, has had to face numerous accusations from other women who claimed that he violated them in a similar way. The only difference is that most of those accusations stem from incidents that allegedly happened many decades ago, which means the statute of limitations has expired for prosecuting those cases. But since Constand’s claim happened much later, Cosby had gotten charged for it.
Although the evidence against Cosby doesn’t look good for him, he may have a way to defend himself from the accusers. Cosby is now saying that he is “legally blind” and cannot see the faces of the women who are accusing him of sexual assault. This means he won’t be able to identify them in order to say whether or not he did assault them. The prosecution in the Constand case is likely going to have those women testify against Cosby.
Attorneys for Cosby say there is no way a 79-year-old man with blindness can honestly identify women he met almost 40-50 years ago. Since Cosby cannot see, then he cannot say for sure if he even met any of these women. According to NBC News reports, Cosby has registered with the Pennsylvania commission for the blind. Cosby is expected to give the court a copy of his doctor’s report regarding his blindness before the trial starts.
Cosby was a huge TV star in the 1980s with the success of “The Cosby Show.” Many fans of the show have a hard time believing that the lovable person who Cosby portrayed on the show could be a rapist in real life. Of course, some of his fellow comedians have said they always heard rumors about Cosby’s indiscretions but no one ever did anything about it.