Yesha Callahan

Bill Cosby’s Lawyer Claims He’s Blind

502955078 Looks like Bill Cosby is taking a page from Suge Knight’s playbook. According to the comedian’s lawyer, Monique Pressley, Cosby is a “blind man.” “He’s a 78-year-old blind man who they’ve chosen to charge,”Pressley said  during an appearance on CBS This Morning. “That’s not a defense to a charge; that’s just a fact.”

Pressley has been a fierce advocate for her client, calling the decision to charge Cosby with second degree indecent assault “a game of political football.”

During the interview, Pressley acknowledged Cosby’s health has nothing to do with his defense strategy and indicated her 78-year-old client will not be looking make any deals.

“My client is not guilty, and there will be no consideration on our part of any sort of arrangement,” she said.

  1. January 5, 2016 - Reply

    I can’t lie; my gut response was to laugh. The current state of his sight has nothing to do with this case, but I’m sure it’ll garner sympathy from feebler minds, which is Counselor Pressley’s intent.

    It’s really chapping my ass that a black woman is on the front line to defend this fuckery.

    • January 5, 2016 - Reply

      @heavenleiblu

      That’s why he picked her.

      • January 5, 2016 - Reply

        @BillipPhailey

        I know, but it really, really burns. I want to root for a sharp sister like her, but certainly not for this.

      • January 6, 2016 - Reply

        @BillipPhailey

        Exactly.

  2. January 5, 2016 - Reply

    When I look at him in photos online it does appear one of his eyes looks affected. Is this to garner sympathy?

  3. January 5, 2016 - Reply

    Involving this case, the most important point is to advance the truth.

  4. January 5, 2016 - Reply

    From what I read he has Keratoconus which can cause poor vision or loss of vision. His eye has be worsening for years anybody with two good eyes saw this

  5. January 6, 2016 - Reply

    A friend of mine commented about how funny it is that he now needs people to help him walk but just a few months ago when he was on tour he was just fine, even rolling around on the floor of the stage at one show. After some thought all I could do is agree because he was rolling around and able to move about unassisted. Now he’s blind and feeble.

    If BC did these things, he should have been locked up a long time ago and not left out to continue raping women. I do have a problem with how the law seems to be able to go after black people regardless. I think the biggest message being sent here is that no black person (no matter how rich or powerful or how much time has passed since the crime was committed) is beyond their reach if they want you. They will figure out a way. Even now, the woman involved in this did not come forward to have him prosecuted. She got paid and had moved on. It was law enforcement that felt the need to scour documents from years ago looking for something and found the rope BC gave them to hem him up. BC has no one to blame but himself for this. He lost me as a fan a long time ago with his first ignorant comments about black people so I do not cape for him. Maybe this is a wake up call for all of those claiming to be part of the “new” black.

  6. January 6, 2016 - Reply

    Many seniors, especially minorities, are legally blind. Legally. They continue on with life. My mom is legally blind. Her hustle continues in spite of her children’s warnings to slow down.

    That is how I found this bit of info online. When it happened to our family of course. Our parents are terrified of losing their independence.

    So, I saw the pics. He looks like a lot of seniors, our neighbors who walk to the store, take the bus. He was fine last week.

    • January 11, 2016 - Reply

      @Prof. Genie

      so what causes it?? esp. in minorities? diabetes?

      • January 11, 2016 - Reply

        @*Vanity4Ever*

        High blood pressure, diabetes, and age related diseases of the eye. Most people in gen pop don’t know that after 40 or so we should be seeing eye docs and not the eye glasses person for checkups.

        In other words see an opthamologist and not just an optician for your annual. But how many of us get those annual exams even? Age related eye diseases run in families. You could have it and not even know it.

        • January 11, 2016 - Reply

          @Prof. Genie

          i go yearly for my vision checkup/glasses and they do a 3-d scan of the eyeball so i hope that’s good enough. Thnx for the info.

          • January 11, 2016 - Reply

            @*Vanity4Ever*

            You are welcome. We had no idea until it was our family. The actual eye doctor told us most American people just don’t know. Shrug.

            I looked it up and thought about all of the old people who don’t drive, have to read really large print, fall often, etc. What?!!!

            Have a great one!

            • January 11, 2016 - Reply

              @Prof. Genie

              wow so sad, and of course “we” will be greatly affected by said eye disease (go figure). U have a good one too and best of luck to you & your parents!

              • January 11, 2016 - Reply

                @*Vanity4Ever*

                Thanks! You too!

  7. January 6, 2016 - Reply

    Right. Disability is a terrible thing to have to struggle with but disability is not a defense to a crime (as his lawyer admitted) &if it’s true that he assaulted these women (which seems very likely to me tbh, surely at least one of those 50 women is telling the truth), then many of them will have to deal with PTSD & other debilitating mental health challenges/ disabilities for the rest of their lives due to what he (allegedly) did to them. In conclusion, his lawyer should probably focus on winning the case in court & not on trying to win in the court of public opinion.

    • January 6, 2016 - Reply

      @Queen Ekuba

      PTSD is real for sexual assault survivors.

  8. January 6, 2016 - Reply

    The Wash post ran an article just yesterday speaking on this, that they are playing the feeble fragile old man card. He was an actor for many years after all.

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