Bill Cosby's new defense attorneys issued a motion in a Pennsylvania court Thursday stating that the comedian is now legally blind and can't identify his accusers. Cosby's attorneys argued that “no 79-year-old blind man could possibly defend himself against a claim that he sexually assaulted someone he supposedly met once, half a century ago.”
Cosby is going to court in June and is facing three charges of felony indecent assault stemming from an alleged 2004 incident involving Andrea Constand, a former employee of Temple University.
According to CNN, Cosby's lawyers said prosecutors are attempting to use other accusers' stories to fuel the trial and have "chosen to turn this case into a platform for Mr. Cosby's other accusers to air their even staler, long-ago time-barred claims that were never reported to authorities."
The lawyers also stated in the motion that "without his eyesight, Mr. Cosby cannot even determine whether he has ever even seen some of his accusers, let alone develop defenses and gather exculpatory evidence."
Cosby's motion will be heard by the judge and decided on Tuesday.