-- A Massachusetts judge has granted Camille Cosby’s motion to delay her deposition, which was scheduled to happen tomorrow in a civil suit her husband is facing.
This move comes after she filed the emergency motion Monday to delay the deposition. Cosby, 78, is being sued by seven women who claim he "drugged and/or sexually assaulted each" of them in the past. Cosby's legal team has repeatedly denied the allegations and Cosby countersued the women for defamation.
Lawyers for Camille Cosby had filed a motion in an attempt to stop her from being deposed by attorneys for the seven women. A federal magistrate judge denied that motion on Dec. 31. Her attorneys then filed the emergency motion to delay the deposition, telling the court they needed more time to prepare a legal brief to appeal the magistrate’s decision.
Camille Cosby was subpoenaed in the civil case last month and her legal team argues that state law should preserve “the confidentiality of marital communications."
Separately, Bill Cosby is facing a criminal charge of aggravated indecent assault, stemming from an alleged incident in 2004. He hasn't entered a plea in that case yet and is free on $1 million bond.
If convicted in the criminal case, Cosby faces up to 10 years in jail and a $25,000 fine. He is due back in court later this month.
"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," Cosby's legal team said in a statement about the criminal charges. "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."