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.