Camille Cosby ordered to give deposition in case against husband Bill

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NEW YORK — A Massachusetts court has denied a motion by Camille Cosby, wife of under-fire comedian Bill Cosby, to quash her deposition order. Camille Cosby will now have to testify in a defamation suit brought against her husband.

Seven plaintiffs allege that the “defendant drugged and/or sexually assaulted each” of them, according a court document denying Camille Cosby’s request. They are among 50 women who accuse the star of drugging them and raping or fondling them,

In their suit, the women said Bill Cosby portrayed them as liars after they went public with their allegations.

Cosby countersued, saying by accusing him of sexual assault, they hurt his reputation and derailed plans for his new family comedy on NBC.

Ordered to testify

Camille Cosby was directed in a December 9 subpoena to testify at a deposition on January 6, 2016, something her lawyers challenged on the grounds that information from the couple’s private conversations was privileged.

United States Magistrate Judge David H. Hennessy wrote that he found “no merit” in Camille Cosby’s claim that “Massachusetts’ marital disqualification law renders her incompetent to testify in this matter… and accordingly deny her motion in its entirety.”

The seven women said they subpoenaed Cosby because she was her husband’s business manager, according to Cosby’s attorneys.

His legal team accused the women of trying to subject Camille Cosby to the shame of answering questions about her husband’s alleged infidelities.

Standing by Cosby

Cosby married the comedian and star of “The Cosby Show” in 1964 when she was 19.

Last year, she released a statement supporting her husband, describing him as a victim of unvetted accusations.

“The man I met, and fell in love with, and whom I continue to love, is the man you all knew through his work,” she said.

“He is a kind man … and a wonderful husband, father and friend.”

Cosby is facing felony charges of sexual assault in Pennsylvania. No start date has been set for a trial, but if eventually convicted, he could face a maximum of 10 years in jail.

2 comments

  • NO Trolley

    How many of these were BIMBOS who were “adults” at the time it occd,DIDN’T bother to report it at the time it occd because MONEY and FAME were more important?? How many took HUSH money (which makes them prostitutes) If you didn’t care then,DON’T care now! NO sympathy here for them.

    • jim (a different jim)

      No trolly, they were more or less forced to come forward after a comedian outed him for what he’s allegedly done. The comedian made comments about the alleged rapes which compelled the first woman to open up. After one opened up, others felt they were not alone in their circumstances. Therefor they felt more comfortable in numbers.

      If they were just after money, the time to have come forward was in the height of the pudding peddling/ Cosby show days. Not now.

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