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Bill Cosby: Declaring Me A 'Sexually Violent Predator' Would Destroy My Reputation!

Aug. 14 2018, Updated 12:37 p.m. ET

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Bill Cosby's attorneys are fighting a team of experts' proposal to label him a "sexually violent predator" for life, claiming the move would not only be "unconstitutional" — but would destroy his "reputation!"

In Pennsylvania court documents exclusively obtained by Radar, the disgraced funnyman's new attorney Joseph P. Green Jr. argued that a sex offender registration would only serve to "punish, shame and control" him "in violation" of his "constitutional rights."

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Green also claimed the status would harm Cosby's relationship with his grandchildren, since he would not be allowed to be alone with a minor.

"This is…manifestly punitive in this case where no misconduct regarding children has ever been alleged, and creates an unsupported but irrebuttable presumption of dangerousness," Green wrote in the August 9 document.

Though he's been accused of sexually assaulting dozens of women, the lawyer also called the label "excessive" for an "81-year-old blind man."

In a shocking move, the attorney claimed he feared the internationally reviled comedian's "reputation" would be "impaired" by an SVP status.

"The requirement for lifetime registration, and authorization for a designation as a sexually violent predator…violate that right to reputation," Green argued.

"The Court must declare the statute unconstitutional, and refuse to hold a hearing on the Commonwealth's request to deem Mr. Cosby a sexually violent predator," he concluded.

As Radar previously reported, a panel of court-appointed psychologists ruled Cosby should be a registered sex offender for the rest of his life.

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