New York Daily News
Cos’ wife finally forced to talk
BILL COSBY’S long-suffering wife, who has stood by his side amid dozens of sexual assault allegations against him, was finally deposed Monday in a defamation lawsuit filed by seven of the comedian’s accusers.
Camille Cosby, 71, Bill’s wife of 52 years, answered questions under oath in a Springfield, Mass., hotel after a judge ruled late Sunday that her deposition must proceed.
A lawyer for Bill Cosby’s accusers argued that because Camille Cosby has been the TV star’s wife and business manager, she could have useful information. All the public has heard from Camille Cosby have been supportive statements, some of which took aim at his accusers.
She was questioned under heavy security at the Springfield Marriott, where hotel staff cordoned off an area near a conference room where she gave her deposition, which was sealed.
After numerous women went public with sexual assault allegations against her husband, Camille Cosby issued a supportive statement, calling him “a kind man, a generous man, a funny man, and a wonderful husband, father and friend.”
The plaintiffs in the Massac chusetts defamation case are among about 50 who have accused Bill Cosby, 78, of sexual m misconduct.
Bill Cosby, meanwhile, successfully put off a second deposition by lawyer Gloria Allred in another suit.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Craig Karlan agreed the grilling should be d delayed until after Cosby’s March 8 preliminary hearing in his Pennsylvania criminal case.