Bill Cosby Facing More Depositions in the Coming Months
More than 50 women have now accused Cosby, 78, of drugging and/or sexually assaulting them
On Friday, Bill Cosby was deposed for 7½ hours at an undisclosed location in Boston, attorney Gloria Allred said at a news conference Saturday.
But the lawyer’s not done yet: Allred, who represents accuser Judy Huth, would like to depose him a second time, she said in a statement provided to PEOPLE.
“We’ll be filing motions with the court in connection with the deposition,” Allred said. “We’ll also be seeking to take a further deposition of Mr. Cosby at a later date.”
The normally effusive Allred could not answer questions or do more than read a prepared statement about Cosby’s testimony due to a protective order by the judge.
More than 50 women have now accused the entertainer of drugging and/or sexually assaulting them. One of them is Huth, who filed a civil suit saying he sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974 when she was 15.
Cosby’s deposition will be sealed for at least 60 days, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled on Wednesday. However, the testimony could be made public after Dec. 22, when a hearing on the matter will be held.
Cosby’s chief spokeswoman, Monique Pressley, did not respond to PEOPLE’s requests for comment on the suit, but Cosby’s attorney, Marty Singer, has called Huth’s accusations “absolutely false,” “unreliable” and “untimely,” alleging that Huth tried to sell her story 10 years ago to The National Enquirer.
That is not the only deposition the 78-year-old Cosby may be facing in the coming weeks.
On Friday, U.S. District Judge District Judge Mark Mastroianni refused to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed against the entertainer by Tamara Green, Linda Joy Traita and Therese Serignese, who say Cosby not only sexually assaulted them, but his representatives also defamed them after they came forward with their stories.
Their attorney, Joseph Cammarata, tells PEOPLE the he too will ask to depose Cosby. “We’ll meet with the judge in a couple of weeks for scheduling purposes to ask him to provide us with certain written information and we’re going to schedule his deposition,” he says.
It’s not surprising Cosby’s deposition in the Huth lawsuit may end up taking more than one day. His deposition for Andrea Constand’s 2005 civil lawsuit against him – which he settled in 2006 – took four different sessions in the fall of 2005 and the spring of 2006, according to The New York Times, which obtained a copy of the deposition last July.
In the deposition, Cosby admitted he gave Quaaludes to women before having sex with them.
Want to keep up with the latest crime coverage? Click here to get breaking crime news, ongoing trial coverage and details of intriguing unsolved cases in the True Crime Newsletter.