Camille Could Blow Our Minds And the Lid Off The Cosby Accusations
Massachusetts judge David Hennessey has denied a motion to block a subpoena of the Bill Cosby’s wife Camille in a defamation lawsuit. She will have to testify in the case filed by seven women accusing her husband of sexual assault. Cosby lawyers have asked for a delay.
The women began filing suit against Cosby in late 2014, alleging that the “defendant drugged and/or sexually assaulted” each one of them between 1969 and 1992, according to an order from a U.S. District Court in Massachusetts. The women claim that when they went public with their sexual-assault accusations, and Cosby defamed them by calling them liars.
Cosby sued them back, saying the “malicious, opportunistic, false and defamatory accusations” were a mere play for money that has ruined his reputation. He said at the time that the women’s accusations “have caused and continue to cause him to suffer substantial injuries and damages to reputation, business contracts, shame, mortification, damages to property, business, trade, profession and occupation.”
This is a dangerous precedent to set. Massachusetts law extends marital disqualification to civil suits. However, since Mrs. Cosby functions as his manager, the judge is nullifying her marital disqualification. Camille never sought to avoid testifying, but instead to create a firewall between her testimony as his wife and that as his business manager. Long term, this precedent could be used against any person who has their business and personal life co-mingled with their spouse.
However, Camille Cosby has already acknowledged his extra marital affairs on television interviews opening the door in discussing their personal lives. As Bill’s Business Manager, the prosecuting attorneys want to see where Cosby was on dates of accusations, which he is denying, and a paper trail. I do find it strange that the Cosbys are invoking spousal immunity, a concept preserving the sanctity of marriage while acknowledging his flagrant, serial adultery.
If Bill had any feelings for his wife, he would drop the defamation case he has filed and protect her from even more than she has already been subjected. She’ll have to testify in the defamation suit filed by the accusers in Civil Court. The criminal case is going to proceed, anyway and the 2006 deposition transcript has been unsealed. Best case scenario, he is exonerated criminally and civilly with all of his dirty laundry being aired publicly. At this point, it’s not if he’s going down, but who he’s taking with him.