Bill Cosby Is ‘Legally Blind’ and Can’t Identify His Accusers, His Lawyers Say
Bill Cosby is now “legally blind” and his memory has “substantially declined” so he will have trouble defending himself and identifying his accusers, his attorneys said in a 13-page brief filed late Thursday.
“How can a 79-year-old blind man defend himself against a claim that he sexually assaulted someone he supposedly met once, half a century ago?” states the brief, filed by Cosby attorneys Brian McMonagle and Angela Agrusa and obtained by PEOPLE.
“The answer is simple: He cannot, and the Commonwealth knows he cannot … Without his eyesight, Mr. Cosby cannot even determine whether has has ever even seen some of his accusers, let alone develop defenses and gather exculpatory evidence,” the brief continues. “Moreover, Mr. Cosby’s memory has substantially declined in the last decade.”
Cosby has been registered with the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, according to the filing. A copy of this report will be introduced at a Nov. 1, 2016 hearing on the case. CLICK FOR MORE