Bill Cosby: Pretending to Be Blind as Rape Trial Begins?

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This morning in Philadelphia, jury selection began in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial.

While more than 50 women have accused Cosby of sexual misconduct, the comedy legend will only face charges in connection with the alleged sexual assault of Andrea Constand.

All of the other accusations fall outside of the statute of limitations, and so, while he may still be liable in civil cases, Cosby will never face criminal charges for any of them.

Bill Cosby on Way to Court

Constand claims that she was drugged and raped by Cosby in 2004 following an event at Temple University.

While the trial isn't scheduled to begin until June 5, jury selection got underway today, and Cosby was on hand to watch his lawyers try and find 12 people who might be sympathetic to his case.

That certainly won't be an easy feat, and it looks like Cosby might be pulling out all the stops in order to prove that he's worthy of pity.

The video below shows Cosby arriving at the courthouse, and many have noted that he appears to be suffering from impaired vision.

Of course, many have also noted that the 79-year-old easily maneuvered his way around a garbage can that was obstructing his path.

Bill Cosby Mug Shot

The theory circulating on social media at the moment is that Cosby is merely pretending to be blind, so that jurors will be less hesitant to send him to prison.

That seems unlikely, but it's not surprising that Cosby is doing everything in his power to garner sympathy.

The former sitcom star faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

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