After a failed attempt to halt her deposition hearing, Camille Cosby is set to answer questions under oath today in the defamation lawsuit against her husband Bill Cosby, brought on by seven women alleging he sexually assaulted them decades ago.
Camille will be deposed Monday (Feb. 22) at the Springfield Marriott in her first deposition since over forty women have spoken out with allegations of sexual assault against her husband.
Lawyers for the Cosbys have argued that she does not have any information on the accuracy of the women’s claims and that her conversations with her husband are confidential under the Massachusetts marital disqualification rule. They attempted to quash the deposition.
A judge had ruled Friday that Camille Cosby’s deposition must proceed. However, defense lawyers filed an emergency motion late Saturday requesting it be delayed, saying the 71-year-old “has had no involvement with the facts or allegations underlying this case.” They argued her public testimony would create “an unnecessary media circus and personal security threat that serves no purpose other than to harass and embarrass her.”
In a ruling late Sunday, a judge said Monday’s deposition can take place.