Court documents: “Federal Marshals to compel Mrs. Cosby’s deposition”

Cosby's wife asks to postpone Wednesday deposition in Springfield

Bill Cosby, Camille Cosby
FILE - This Oct. 26, 2009 file photo, comedian Bill Cosby, left, and his wife Camille appear at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts before Bill Cosby received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in Washington. Camille Cosby will answer questions under oath on Jan. 6, 2016, in her first deposition since dozens of women came forward over the last year with sexual abuse allegations against her husband. Attorney Joseph Cammarata said Bill Cosby’s deposition is scheduled Feb. 22, also in Springfield, where the defamation suit was filed. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – An attorney for Camille Cosby, wife of Bill Cosby, has asked a Federal Court Judge to postpone her deposition in her husband’s defamation case.

The 22News I-Team obtained documents filed in Federal Court on Monday asking for a judge to grant an emergency motion to stay or postpone her deposition until an appeal is heard.

On Thursday, a judge ordered Mrs. Cosby to testify in this case.  A case where eight women are suing the comedian for defamation.  The women claim Cosby sexually assaulted them, then lied about it when they went public with their allegations. Mrs. Cosby’s attorney’s appealed that decision on Monday.

Mrs. Cosby is currently scheduled to give out of court testimony on Wednesday morning at a Springfield hotel.

Mrs. Cosby’s attorney’s asked to the plaintiff’s attorneys’ to delay this deposition while the appeal is heard.  According to court documents,  “Plaintiffs refused and, among other things, threatened to seek the assistance of federal marshals to compel Mrs. Cosby’s deposition on January 6.”

In a separate case, Cosby was charged with sexual assault on Wednesday in Pennsylvania.

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