Bill Cosby has gone blind and is now confined at home.
“His alleged victims may take some solace in the fact that he’s in his own personal hell. He has been suffering from a degenerative eye disease and is completely blind. All his Hollywood friends have turned their backs on him,” a source tells Page Six.
“He is confined to his house in Pennsylvania, and the only person on his side is his wife, Camille, who is masterminding his defense.”
The source added, “his only friends are the small army of lawyers on his payroll.”
Cosby who turned 79 on July 12 reportedly has a degenerative eye condition called keratoconus, a condition that causes the eye’s cornea to bulge. He is presently confined to a home in Pennsylvania with his wife, Camille.
The disgraced star will stand trial on sexual assault charges at a date yet to be determined as a judge has ruled he is facing three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault from a 2004 case involving Andrea Constand, an employee at his alma mater, Temple University.
Constand who claimed Cosby had drugged and raped her in 2004 was the first of more than 50 women to come forward with sexual allegations on the TV icon.
Monique Pressley, one of Bill Cosby’s team of lawyers, said in January that his blindness was the reason Cosby had a strange appearance both in his mugshot and why he’s usually led on both arms when making court appearances.
Presley said, “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.” It explains why he is led into court by lawyers and reps on both of his arms.”
(He turned 79 on July 12.)
Meanwhile, a judge ruled, Monday, (July, 18) in Cosby’s civil case that he will be allowed to sue Andrea Constand as she breached a confidentiality agreement she signed with him after he settled with her out of court in 2006.
Such a shame. And it was all just for sex. Sex cost him his career, his name, his family, his legacy and ruined his life.