As he waits to find out when he’ll stand trial for three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault, Bill Cosby is reportedly blind and stuck at home without much support besides his wife Camille.
An insider tells the New York Post the comedy icon suffers from an eye disease called keratoconus that’s gotten progressively worse over the past year, during which the number of women claiming he drugged, raped and/or sexually assaulted them has climbed above 50.
“His alleged victims may take some solace in the fact that he’s in his own personal hell,” says the Post’s source. “He has been suffering from a degenerative eye disease and is completely blind … All his Hollywood friends have turned their backs on him.”
The insider went on to say Cosby, now 79, “is confined to his house in Pennsylvania, and the only person on his side is his wife, Camille, who is masterminding his defense,” adding, “His only friends are the small army of lawyers on his payroll.”
While a number of other lawsuits stemming from the alleged sexual assaults are still pending, the “Cosby Show” star is headed to court over Andrea Constand’s 2004 claim he attacked her.
Cosby was recently given a green light to sue Constand — and her mother, her lawyers and the company that owns the National Enquirer — over his claim Constand broke a confidentiality agreement by going public with her allegations against him. He has filed countersuits against a number of the other alleged victims who have filed suit as well.
Cosby’s wife, meanwhile, has remained mostly silent as more and more women have come forward with claims her husband drugged and assaulted them over a period of decades.
“Bill has humiliated [Camille],” an insider told the Post in January, “and the affairs he’s had have gotten out of hand and this [criminal charge] is him reaping what he’s sown.”
Though he’s repeatedly denied the accusations against him, he did admit in a deposition taken in 2005 and 2006 to using drugs and his celebrity status to have sex with women.