(SL) – Bill Cosby’s wife of 52 years set for deposition after Judged declined to have her testimony postponed. A lawyer for seven women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault said on Monday he planned to ask the comedian’s wife about the couple’s relationship in a deposition for his clients’ defamation lawsuit.
The Daily Mail reports, the Plaintiff’s lawyer Joseph Cammarata told reporters he intended to ‘vindicate our clients’ interests’ after a morning hearing at U.S. District Court in Springfield, where a judge ruled that the deposition would go ahead. ‘I expect to ask her about her relationship with Mr. Cosby, her relationship to his personal interests, his business interests and matters that are relevant to the issues in the case,’ Cammarata said.
U.S. District Judge Mark Mastroianni ruled earlier this month that Camille would have to talk to lawyers bringing the defamation lawsuit against her husband, although she could not be compelled to reveal private conversations with him.
Tamara Green filed the Massachusetts lawsuit in December 2014. She was later joined by six other women who say Cosby sexually assaulted or abused them and defamed them by calling them liars. The seven women who have filed the suit against Cosby- Green, Therese Serignese, Linda Traitz, Louisa Moritz, Barbara Bowman, Joan Tarshis and Angela Leslie – have accused him of defaming them in the press by calling them all liars.
Cosby then countersued, accusing the women of conspiring to ruin his now-cancelled entertainment projects and insisted they made up their stories of abuse.
The women’s attorney wanted to question Camille about what she knew about her husband’s extra-martial activities over the past five decades.
Bill’s legal team fired back saying his wife had no first-hand knowledge of the allegations in the lawsuit. Camille has also said she did not supply Cosby with prescription sedatives he’s accused of using in the company of women.
Meanwhile, Bill Cosby has taken steps to sue Andrea Constand, the woman who accused him of sexual assault back in 2004 but due to lack of evidence the case was thrown out. Constand sued bill civilly and settled in 2005 for an undisclosed amount of money. Constand allegedly violated a civil settlement by cooperating with the decade-0ld criminal investigation re-opened by the Montgomery County District Attorney.
The settlement previously made between Constand and Cosby “expressly prohibited” any further cooperation regarding the case.
American Media, Inc., the company who owns the National Enquirer, is also being sued by Cosby for their continuous stories related to Cosby’s allegations.