Update February 22: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that a judge granted the delay of the planned Monday morning deposition of Bill Cosby’s wife, Camille Cosby. The motion to delay was not granted and she was ordered to appear at the deposition on Monday in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Camille Cosby filed an emergency motion to postpone a deposition in her husband’s case, which she was due to give in Springfield, Massachusetts, on Monday. On Sunday the judge denied Bill Cosby’s wife the last-minute motion to postpone, which was the day before Camilla Cosby was due to give the deposition.
Earlier reports said that the judge granted the motion to delay the deposition with the contingency of a hearing between the lawyers in the case on Monday, but he deposition went on as planned. Despite being shut-down by the court when Cosby’s lawyers filed motions to call off Camilla’s deposition altogether, her lawyers made a last minute effort on Saturday to get the judge to postpone the event, but to no avail.
Camille claims she has nothing to do with or has any knowledge of the accusations made by the eight women who have brought this case against her husband. She feels she has nothing to add to this case. According to CNN News on February 21, Cosby’s lawyers asked for this emergency motion to delay the deposition saying it would do nothing but cause a media circus and expose Camille to harassment and embarrassment.
Camilla is expected to answer questions under oath in her husband’s defamation case. Eight women who claim they were sexually assaulted by Cosby decades ago are the alleged victims in this case. Bill was arrested and charged in this case back on December 30, reports MSN News.
The women are suing Bill Cosby for defamation, claiming that when they brought the sexual assault charges against Cosby, his defense team painted them as liars. The defense team stated in the motion that Camille, “a 71-year-old woman who has had no involvement with the facts or allegations underlying this case will be forced to testify on February 22 at a public and unsecured venue, creating an unnecessary media circus and personal security threat that serves no purpose other than to harass and embarrass her.”
The lawyer for the eight women asked Judge Mark Mastroianni to reject the motion and order Camille Cosby in for the deposition,, which is what the judge basically did. The deposition went on as planned on Monday.