Attorneys for beleaguered comedian Bill Cosby filed an emergency motion Monday afternoon in attempts to delay the deposition of his wife, Camille Cosby, who is scheduled to give testimony regarding his sexual assault case on Wednesday.
It is the hope of Cosby’s attorneys that Mrs. Cosby’s appeal be granted to not give a deposition as ordered last week by U.S. District Judge David Hennessy.
Unfortunately for the Cosbys, the opposing attorney in the case says he has no plans to drop his pursuit of the deposition.
“Absent a court order directing that she need not appear, we expect that she will honor the subpoena and give testimony,” attorney Joseph Cammarata said.
Mrs. Cosby’s attorneys say they have attempted to persuade Mr. Cammarata to agree to hold off on the deposition until a ruling on her appeal is handed down but he has remained steadfast and “among other things, threatened to seek the assistance of federal marshals” to see things through if necessary.
During the initial hearings last week Mrs. Cosby argued that, by law, she should not be forced to testify against her husband and subjected to questions about his “sexual proclivities”, but Judge Hennessy ruled in his December 31st decision that her arguments held “no merit” and ruled against her.
“Mrs. Cosby’s dual role as the defendants’ wife and business manager render it at least plausible that Mrs. Cosby is in possession of information that is relevant to any party’s claim or defense and proportional to the needs of the case,” Hennessy wrote in his ruling.
The deposition of Mrs. Cosby is currently scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6 at the Marriott hotel in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Bill Cosby is currently free on $1 million bail and is due back in court for the preliminary hearing on his aggravated indecent assault charge on Thursday, Jan. 14.