Camille Cosby has filed an emergency motion to delay her deposition in her husband’s defamation case after a federal judge ordered her to testify on Friday.
Page Six reports that the motion filed late Saturday says Camille Cosby’s deposition scheduled for Monday should be delayed because she “has had no involvement with the facts or allegations underlying this case.”
The motion goes on to argue that Camille’s testimony would cause “an unnecessary media circus and personal security threat that serves no purpose other than to harass and embarrass her.”
The move from Cosby’s legal team comes after a federal judge ruled on Friday that she should testify. People reported that the proposed testimony would take place outside of court at a Springfield Marriot and that is partly why Cosby’s legal team is upset.
Camille Cosby’s lawyer Marshall Searcy complained that the location will mean she will be “subjected to a parade through a sea of reporters” and open to “eavesdropping and gawkers.”
Camille’s attorneys have said that her deposition should be delayed until other people connected to the case have testified, including the women who filed the suit against Bill Cosby.
Bill Cosby’s attorneys have been fighting the effort to get Camille to testify for months. This appears to be one last ditch effort to spare her from the deposition.
Bill Cosby is currently facing a defamation lawsuit filed by seven women who claim that the actor defamed them by denying their sexual assault allegations. Cosby has faced a variety of legal troubles since more than 50 women came out last year and accused him of sexual assault and other related crimes. Cosby is also facing criminal charges in Pennsylvania related to one of the alleged assaults.
Cosby’s legal team has been very active recently. Last week, Cosby went on the offensive by filing a lawsuit that demands he be repaid money from an accuser he settled with because she cooperated with the police.
Emergency motions in high profile cases tend to get resolved quickly and given how long this particular issue has been dragged out, it’s likely we’ll hear more on Monday.