We first reported on the possibility of Bill Cosby being blind last summer at the height of the controversy surrounding his alleged sexual assault of multiple women.
Cosby, currently charged with three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault for an incident with a Temple University staffer that occured inside his Pennsylvania home in 2004, recently confirmed our suspicions in his first interview in nearly two years.
In an interview with NNPA Neswire, Cosby reveals that two years ago he woke up and called out to his wife Camille saying, “I can’t see.”
Doctors would soon reveal that the damage was irreversible.
Due to begin in early June, Cosby’s trial in the case of former Temple University employee Andrea Costand is the only criminal trial to emerge from a flurry of accusations from at least four dozen women dating as far back as 50 years ago.
While the once-beloved comedian and actor has put his performing career on hold due to these allegations and his forthcoming trial, Cosby also revealed that he’d like to return to the stage.
“I miss it all and I hope that day will come,” he told NNPA Newswire. “I have some routines and storytelling that I am working on.
While the “Cosby Show” star would not provide any insight to his allegations or pending trial, his daughter, Evin, has recently come to his defense in an exclusive statement also issued with NNPA Newswire.
“He is not abusive, violent or a rapist. Sure, like many celebrities tempted by opportunity, he had his affairs, but that was between him and my mother. They have worked through it and moved on,” Cosby’s youngest penned.
“The harsh and hurtful accusations of things that supposedly happened 40 or 50 years ago, before I was born, in another lifetime, and that have been carelessly repeated as truth without allowing my dad to defend himself and without requiring proof, has punished not just my dad but every one of us.”