Camille Cosby All Smiles as She Heads to Deposition
By Raphael Chestang
Bill Cosby's wife, Camille Cosby, smiled for photographers as she dodged reporters outside of her expected deposition on Monday morning in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Camille, 71, was casually dressed in slip-on sneakers, an oversized olive green coat and rose-tinted sunglasses as she entered the Springfield Marriott through the parking garage to avoid the media. She testified in one of the rooms at the hotel for a deposition connected to a civil suit against Bill, 78. The deposition lasted for about eight hours.
Attorneys went to great lengths to keep the press away from Camille. In one hallway, a black curtain was erected to block all media from one of the rooms where the deposition was expected to be held.
In December, Camille was subpoenaed in the lawsuit brought by seven women who allege Bill sexually assaulted them. The deposition was originally expected to take place on Jan. 6, but was pushed back until now.
The couple has been married for 52 years and, generally speaking, their communications are protected by the state's marital privilege laws, but the fact that Camille also worked as her husband's business manager left plaintiffs with an opening for a subpoena.
During her last joint interview with Bill in 2014, Camille remained silent when the Associated Press asked about the sexual assault allegations brought against her husband, as Bill interrupted, saying, "No, no, we don't answer that."
Bill has denied all sexual assault accusations against him, which led to Tamara Green, Therese Serignese, Linda Traitz, Louisa Moritz, Barbara Bowman, Joan Tarshis and Angela Leslie to file suit claiming that his denial of such allegations are both false and defamatory.
The comedian is counter-suing the women, claiming they are making false accusations for their own financial gain.