Camille Cosby, wife of comedian Bill Cosby is ordered by the judge to give a deposition and tell all she knows about her husband’s infidelity, namely the seven women who are suing Bill for defamation. Radar Online, Jan 1, 2016, reports that Judge David H. Hennessy of the U.S. Magistrate in Massachusetts declared that Camille must abide by the subpoenaed she was served in December.
The last thing Camille wants to do is testify against her husband and her lawyers did all they could to fight the order. They said that she should not have to under the Massachusetts’ marital disqualification law, and they asked, “or in the alternative, a protective order limiting its scope.” They stated in their court papers that in court papers, the federal judge said that making Camille give a deposition against her husband would cause an “undue burden” on her. They went on to say, “that the value of any potentially admissible information is outweighed by the public interest in protecting marital communications.”
However, the judge would not cave on his decision, and he ordered Camille to give her deposition. He refused their request to limit its scope or delay the deposition. He said, “I find no merit in Mrs. Cosby’s arguments, and accordingly deny her motion in its entirety.”
ABC News reported that Judge David H. Hennessy believes that Camille may have valuable information concerning this civil case because she is Bill’s wife of 50 years and his business manager. Her deposition is scheduled for January 6.
Camille Cosby has denied buying sedatives like Quaaludes for her husband and her lawyers argued that any information that she may have would only come from “private communications with her husband.” She was not there when the alleged incidents occurred so whatever she may know would be secondhand knowledge.
Toward the end of December, Bill Cosby was charged with aggravated indecent assault in the case filed by Andrea Constand, and an arrest warrant was issued. A frail and scared looking Bill Cosby went to court. He did not enter a plea at the time, but he surrendered his passport, paid 10 percent of the $1 million bail, and had his mug shot taken.
The deadline for this came expired in January 2016 and they made it just before the 12-year mark expired. In mid-December, Bill Cosby had his lawyers filed a lawsuit countersuing Tamara Green, Therese Serignese, Linda Traitz, Louisa Moritz, Barbara Bowman, Joan Tarshis, and Angela Leslie. The lawsuit accuses the women of “malicious, opportunistic, false, and defamatory” claims of drugging them and taking sexual advantage of them.
If Bill Cosby is found guilty, he could face 10 years in jail and a $25,000 fine. Leave your thoughts and comments below on how you think the case will turn out.