Bill Cosby's Wife: Don't Make Me Testify

Camille Cosby wants to postpone her deposition
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 21, 2016 2:14 PM CST
In this Nov. 6, 2014 file photo, Camille Cosby, right, looks on as Bill Cosby speaks during a news conference about the upcoming exhibit, Conversations: African and African-American Artworks in Dialogue...   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

(Newser) – Lawyers for Bill Cosby's wife have filed an emergency motion to postpone her deposition while she appeals a magistrate judge's order, the AP reports. The motion filed late Saturday says the 71-year-old Camille Cosby's deposition scheduled for Monday should be delayed because she "has had no involvement with the facts or allegations underlying this case." It argues that her public testimony would create "an unnecessary media circus and personal security threat that serves no purpose other than to harass and embarrass her." Her lawyers also say her deposition should be held off until others have testified, so she can respond to them, NBC News reports.

Camille Cosby is slated to answer questions under oath in a defamation lawsuit brought against her husband by seven women who say he sexually assaulted them decades ago. Lawyers for the Cosbys attempted to quash the deposition subpoena. A federal judge ruled Friday that Camille Cosby's deposition must proceed Monday.

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