Camille Cosby Deposed for 5 Hours, Her Lawyers Say
(ABC News) – Camille Cosby spent five hours today answering questions about her husband’s alleged conduct, according to attorneys representing the couple.
The wife of Bill Cosby was deposed for a second time on Tuesday in a defamation case brought by seven women who have accused her husband of sexual assault.
In a joint statement obtained by ABC News, lawyers Dan Small and Monique Pressley, who represent Camille and Bill Cosby respectively, said Mrs. Cosby had “no relevant non-privileged information to offer in this case.”
“Mrs. Cosby was able to persevere and cooperate in today’s proceedings to the best of her abilities,” they continued. “We are thankful for this distraction to now be over.”
Last week, a Massachusetts judge rejected Mrs. Cosby’s request to terminate her deposition after her attorneys said she was subjected to a “litany of improper and offensive questions” during the first session this past February.
Her attorneys contended that the questions, including some about her own sexual relations, her political commentary and about the 1997 death of her son, Ennis, were only meant “to annoy, embarrass and oppress her.”
The judge agreed to limit the scope of the questions this time around and Cosby’s attorneys said they were “gratified by the court’s decision.”
“While not agreeing to terminate the deposition, the court granted Mrs. Cosby’s request to limit the types of questions she could be asked going forward, prohibiting plaintiffs from asking improper questions, questions seeking her opinion, and questions involving marital communications,” her attorneys said in a statement last week.
In February, Mrs. Cosby testified for two-and-a-half hours at the Springfield Marriott in Massachusetts, according to Joseph Cammarata, a lawyer for the women suing Bill Cosby.
Meanwhile, the comedian is trying to get the criminal case against him — alleging that he sexually assaulted Andrea Constand in 2004 — thrown out. Bill Cosby’s team has filed an appeal arguing that the former district attorney guaranteed in 2005 he would not prosecute in exchange for Cosby’s testimony in a related civil case.
A lower court ruled against Cosby in February and the team is now appealing to a higher court.
Bill Cosby’s legal team has repeatedly denied the sexual allegations against him. He will be “exonerated by a court of law” in the criminal case, they argue.
“The charge by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office came as no surprise, filed 12 years after the alleged incident and coming on the heels of a hotly contested election for this county’s DA during which this case was made the focal point,” his legal team said in an earlier statement. “Make no mistake, we intend to mount a vigorous defense against this unjustified charge and we expect that Mr. Cosby will be exonerated by a court of law.”