As part of a defamation lawsuit brought against Bill Cosby by seven women out of the dozens of who’ve accused him of sexual assault, the comedian’s wife of more than 50 years has received notice that attorneys want to question her under oath next month in Massachusetts federal court.
Mrs. Cosby’s legal team views the request as harassment and plans to object, saying their client is not involved in the complaint raised by the plaintiffs.
Camille Cosby has defended her husband publicly, encouraging the media to take a harder look at the women making accusations against him and calling him “wonderful.”
Bill Cosby has been accused of sexual assault by a slew of women, many of whom have come forward long after the statute of limitations on their cases ran out, barring them from filing civil suits. Ten women across Massachusetts, California, and Pennsylvania are filing defamation suits claiming that Cosby’s denials of their accusations has branded them as liars.
Bill Cosby has never been charged with a crime and denies all wrongdoing.
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