Will Camille Cosby have to testify Monday?

Her lawyers filed an emergency motion to delay her deposition

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) – Lawyers for Bill Cosby’s wife have filed an emergency motion to postpone her testimony Monday.

Cosby’s lawyers doing everything they can to keep her from having to testify in her husband’s defamation case.

Late Saturday, her lawyers filed an emergency motion to delay her deposition. Friday, a Springfield federal judge had ordered her to testify.

Bruce Silva of Suffield, Connecticut said, “A marriage is one thing, if he’s doing something wrong then she has to step forward and say something.”

Seven women are suing Bill Cosby for defamation, after they claim the comedian drugged and raped them. The women claim Cosby called them liars. Cosby has denied all allegations and filed a countersuit.

Derryl Gibbs Jr. of Springfield shared his thoughts. “Why all of a sudden is it coming up now? Do I think he’s guilty? I really can’t say, because you’re always finding out something new every now and then.”

A deposition filed by Mrs. Cosby’s lawyers late Saturday claims she should not have to testify, because she had no involvement. It also said her public testimony would create a media circus, embarrass her and threaten her personal security.

People 22News spoke with, like Dianne Jones from Hartford, Connecticut, weren’t sure what to think. “I just have mixed feelings about it, because there are so many accusers at one particular given time. Just makes me wonder.”

Cosby is scheduled for a preliminary hearing in the felony case on March 8th. If convicted, the 78-year-old Cosby could spend up to 10 years in prison.

22News reporter Ashley Afonso will have the latest information regarding Camille Cosby’s deposition.

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