Bill Cosby Says He Couldn’t Have Drugged Beverly Johnson, Because He’s Blind Now

Bill Cosby is currently suing supermodel Beverly Johnson for defamation of character, claiming that she lied about him drugging her in a 2014 Vanity Fair article in order to sell more copies of her autobiography.

According to court documents obtained by Radar, Cosby is claiming that he could not possibly have drugged Johnson, or drugged and raped any of the more than  50 women who have said he drugged and raped them…because he suffers from glaucoma and a degenerative eye disorder called keratoconus and is has been legally and functionally blind for at least the last year.

Except, the thing is–this didn’t happen last year, this specific incident happened in the ’80s. Was Cosby blind when he was doing The Cosby Show? Sweaters aside, I’m going to guess that he was not. I may not be a legal expert, but I feel like you can’t claim “retroactive” blindness in court.