The Latest: Cosby's wife to continue deposition in March

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Posted: Feb 22, 2016 10:27 PM
The Latest: Cosby's wife to continue deposition in March

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on the deposition of Bill Cosby's wife, Camille Cosby, in a defamation lawsuit brought against him by seven women who say he sexually assaulted them (all times local):

7:20 p.m.

Bill Cosby's wife has agreed to answer questions under oath for a second day in a Massachusetts defamation lawsuit filed against him by seven accusers.

Camille Cosby and her lawyers met with lawyers for the seven women suing her husband for about seven or eight hours Monday.

A lawyer for the women says she spent about 2 1/2 hours answering questions. Attorney Joseph Cammarata says the rest of the time was a back and forth between lawyers on what she could or should answer and a judge had to be contacted twice.

Cammarata won't characterize his questions to Camille Cosby. But he says she was in a unique position to know a lot about Bill Cosby because she has been married to him for 52 years and has been his business manager.

Her lawyers have no comment. They tried to block the deposition. She continues the deposition next month.

Bill Cosby has denied allegations of sexual impropriety spanning decades.

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6:45 p.m.

Bill Cosby's wife has finished about eight hours of answering questions under oath in a Massachusetts defamation lawsuit filed against him by seven accusers.

Camille Cosby has publicly stood by her husband despite the dozens of sexual-assault allegations against him. She wrapped up questioning in the lawsuit Monday evening. It's unclear if that's it or if she has to return to continue being deposed.

Her lawyers have no comment. They have argued she doesn't have any information on the accuracy of the women's claims and her conversations with her husband are confidential under the Massachusetts marital disqualification rule.

Bill Cosby has denied allegations of sexual impropriety spanning decades.

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4 p.m.

The Cosby accusers whose lawsuit led Camille Cosby to give a deposition Monday have tried again to obtain the legal case file from a Pennsylvania accuser's 2005 civil lawsuit.

They argue that Bill Cosby should not be allowed to keep "a secret veil" over Andrea Constand's lawsuit even though the civil case ended with a confidential settlement.

Cosby's lawyers object to the Constand case file being released to the seven women suing Cosby for defamation in Massachusetts. His lawyers say they want to try the case in the press.

Their motion says Cosby's vague argument that he would be harmed if the file is turned over does not trump their right to discovery.

Their lawsuit says they were defamed when Cosby's agents denied the actor had molested them.

Constand's complaint is the only one to lead to criminal charges. Cosby is due for a preliminary hearing in the case on March 8.

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9:20 a.m.

Security guards and hotel staff are keeping reporters from a conference room at a Massachusetts hotel where Bill Cosby's wife is slated to answer questions under oath.

Camille Cosby is scheduled to be deposed Monday morning in Springfield in a defamation lawsuit brought against her husband by seven women who claim the comedian sexually assaulted them decades ago.

The room where the deposition is scheduled to take place has been cordoned off with a no-entry sign.

Lawyers for the Cosbys say Camille Cosby does not have any relevant information in the case and her conversations with her husband are confidential.

The women allege that Bill Cosby defamed them by branding them as liars after they went public with allegations of sexual assault. He's denied their allegations and filed a countersuit.

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8 a.m.

Bill Cosby's wife is slated to answer questions under oath in a defamation lawsuit brought against her husband by seven women who claim the comedian sexually assaulted them decades ago.

Camille Cosby is scheduled to give a deposition Monday at the Springfield Marriott.

The women allege that Bill Cosby defamed them by branding them as liars after they went public with allegations of sexual assault. He's denied their allegations and filed a countersuit.

Lawyers for the Cosbys attempted to quash the deposition subpoena, arguing that Camille Cosby does not have any relevant information. They also say her conversations with her husband are confidential.

After a judge ruled Friday that Camille Cosby's deposition must proceed, defense lawyers filed an emergency motion requesting a delay. A ruling Sunday said Monday's deposition can proceed.