While awaiting trail for the three-counts of sexual assault charges that were brought against him last week, Bill Cosby has now reveled through his attorney that he is blind. The once beloved comedian and actor has now been accused of rape and assault by over 50 women to date and will be facing at least ten years behind bars if found guilty.

As the case draws near, the 78 year-old’s health has been referenced many times. In an interview with CBS This Morning, Cosby’s lawyer Monica Pressley stated, “He’s a 78-year-old blind man who they’ve chosen to charge, that’s not a defense to a charge, that’s just a fact.”

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According to reports, Bill Cosby is suffering from keratoconus, a condition that causes the thinning of the cornea. This causes the eye to bulge which causes, “blurring, ghosting, multiple images, starbursts and glaring.” This is also the reason Cosby’s mugshot may appear strange.

During his defamation lawsuit against Beverley Johnson it was stated, “Mr. Cosby has suffered from a degenerative eye condition for years which has steadily worsened recently to the point that he is for over a year has been legally and functionally blind.”

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