Camille was subpoenaed by attorney Joseph Cammarata, who is representing former attorney Tamara Green and six other women who allege they were drugged and/or sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby then later defamed by his representatives.
Cosby, 78, has denied these allegations as well as similar ones from more than 50 women.
Under questioning over several hours, Camille, 71, said she learned of the defamation case “through my husband” and was “somewhat” familiar with the allegations against him, according to court documents. (Portions of Camille’s deposition were released in a motion filed by Bill Cosby’s lawyers, who are asking to suspend the defamation case until his criminal case is concluded.)
Camille Combative During Deposition
During Feb. 22’s deposition, Camille grew combative at times, refusing to answer questions about whether she discussed the contents of the deposition with her family.
“I don’t want to answer that,” she told Cammarata. “That is communication between me and my husband.”
“You don’t get that privilege, that you just tell me you’re not going to answer,” a frustrated Cammarata responded.
After Cammarata threatened to call the judge to compel her to answer and a brief break, Camille finally said she had talked about the deposition with her husband but would not reveal what they said to each other.
Camille, who has now hired her own set of lawyers, replacing the team used by her husband, is scheduled to continue her deposition on March 14. However, it is not certain that the deposition will continue as scheduled on that date.
Attorneys for Camille had fought vigorously to stop the deposition right up until the morning it started but were forced to proceed after U.S. District Judge Mark Mastroianni ruled she could answer questions not prohibited by the Massachusetts marital disqualification rule.
Attorneys for both sides declined to comment for this article.