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Bill Cosby's Lawyers Say He Registered as 'Legally Blind'

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    In this file photo, Bill Cosby departs the Montgomery County Courthouse after a preliminary hearing, May 24, 2016, in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

    Bill Cosby’s attorneys say he is “legally blind” and has officially registered with a state commission for the blind, NBC News reported.

    Cosby’s eyesight will have an effect on the cases of sexual abuse filed against him because he will be unable to recognize his accusers, lawyers said. They also mentioned that a doctor’s report will be provided that the pretrial that is scheduled to begin Tuesday. In Massachusetts, where Cosby registered, legal blindness is defined as 20/200 or less while wearing glasses.

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    "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," his attorneys wrote in a court document.