BY: DANIEL PETERSON
Bill Cosby recently broke his silence amid of his looming sexual assault trial to say that: he is now blind!
Inside that emotional essay, Cosby’s youngest daughter—Evin, defended the entertainer.
“My dad respects and loves women,” wrote Evin Cosby, 40, in that essay. “He isn’t abusive, violent nor a rapist. Just, like many celebrities are usually tempted by opportunity—he had his affairs, and that was between my mother and him. They have walked through it and moved on, and I’m glad they did for themselves and our family.”
Cosby, now 79, is charged with three counts of assault, for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, (a former Temple employee), in January 2004—at his Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, mansion. Cosby has since pleaded not guilty and also denies similar claims from over 50 other women. He’s scheduled to be tried on these charges on June 5.
In an interview, Cosby said he is blind. Two years ago, he awoke and said to his wife, Camille, “I cannot see.”
“Doctors later confirmed that there’s nothing that they could do to repair his vision,” reveals the story.
Cosby spoke in details about his support and passion for education in the interview. He also said he misses performing. Cosby hopes that he’ll resume his career. The star stopped performing after he was charged in December 2015 with the sexually assaulting case.
“I hope that that day will come,” Cosby said. “I’ve some storytelling and routines that I am working on. I’m thinking about walking on stage somewhere in America and sitting on a chair and giving the performance which will be the beginning of the new chapter of my career.”
Although Cosby declined to discuss the sexual assault case surrounding him, Evin didn’t shy away from this topic in her essay:
“The public persecution of my father, my kids’ grandfather—and the cruelty of the media plus those speaking out and branding my dad a ‘rapist’ without even knowing the truth. And who shame our friends and family for defending my father, makes all of this too worse for my children and my family,” she wrote.
“They claim to have been drugged and raped. But, like that woman from 2005, their stories did not match up. My father tried so hard to defend himself. His lawyers tried to defend him, too, but they all got sued.”
“But the media is only interested in following up the stories of the women. Our friends tried to assist, but the media would not print what they knew or said.”
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