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."
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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