Wednesday 29 March 2017

Judge denies request by Bill Cosby's wife to delay testimony

Bill and Camille Cosby pictured in 2009 (AP)
Bill and Camille Cosby pictured in 2009 (AP)

A judge has denied a request by lawyers for Bill Cosby's wife to postpone her testimony in a defamation lawsuit brought by seven women who claim the comedian sexually assaulted them.

The judge in Springfield, Massachusetts, ruled that the deposition, scheduled for Monday, can proceed.

A different judge had ruled on Friday that Camille Cosby's deposition must proceed.

However, defence lawyers filed an emergency motion late on Saturday requesting it be delayed, saying Mrs Cosby, 71, "has had no involvement with the facts or allegations underlying this case".

They said her public testimony would serve "no purpose other than to harass and embarrass her".

Mrs Cosby is slated to answer questions under oath in the suit that alleges Bill Cosby sexually assaulted the women decades ago.

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