Judge agrees to delay Camille Cosby’s deposition in Mass. lawsuit

     Bill Cosby is escorted from Montgomery County Courtroom A after after a pretrail hearing in his sexual assault trail ended April 3, 2017 in Norristown, PA. (CLEM MURRAY / Staff Photographer)

    Bill Cosby is escorted from Montgomery County Courtroom A after after a pretrail hearing in his sexual assault trail ended April 3, 2017 in Norristown, PA. (CLEM MURRAY / Staff Photographer)

    A federal judge has agreed to postpone the deposition of Bill Cosby’s wife in a Massachusetts lawsuit that accuses the comedian of defaming several women.

    Camille Cosby had been scheduled to be deposed Wednesday by lawyers for the women who said Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them decades ago.

    Last week, U.S. Magistrate Judge David Hennessey denied a motion by Camille Cosby’s lawyers to throw out the subpoena.

    She appealed and on Monday asked Hennessey to delay the deposition until the appeal is heard.

    The judge agreed Tuesday to the postponement, saying it would be unfair to deny Camille Cosby her right to appeal. If the appeal is denied, he said, the deposition should be rescheduled quickly.

    The women’s lawyer said he expects he will eventually be allowed to question her.

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