Last night, a Massachusetts federal judge rejected Camille Cosby’s attempt to halt her deposition in a defamation case against her husband Bill Cosby. The defamation suit was filed in December 2014 by seven of Cosby’s accusers, after he called them “liars.”
On Saturday, Camille Cosby’s lawyers filed an emergency motion to delay her deposition, in an argument that the deposition would threaten her personal safety, and create a media frenzy. The judge denied the motion, and her deposition is scheduled to take place today.
The lawyers of Tamara Green and six other of Cosby’s accusers said the claims of Camille Cosby’s motion were without merit. Their lawyers stated, “The Cosby’s last-minute filing is the latest in a series of increasingly brazen attempts to interfere with the deposition of Mrs. Cosby. The Cosby’s should not be allowed to indefinitely delay Mrs. Cosby’s deposition by repeatedly filing what is in substance the same motion, over and over again.”
Over 50 women have publicly accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault after giving them drugs or alcohol. This comes just one month after a federal judge threw out a Pittsburgh woman’s defamation suit against Cosby. You can read more on the story here.