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Lawyers fight deposition of Bill Cosby's wife in defamation suit filed by women claiming sex abuse

Lawyers for Bill Cosby say they'll fight an attempt to require the comedian's wife to give a sworn deposition in a defamation lawsuit filed by seven women who accuse Cosby of sexually assaulting them decades ago.

Lawyer for seven women argues Camille Cosby should be questioned as her husband's business manager

Lawyers for Bill Cosby, seen here performing a show in 2014, say they will fight an attempt to require the comedian's wife to give a sworn deposition in a defamation lawsuit. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/The Associated Press)

Lawyers for Bill Cosby say they'll fight an attempt to require the comedian's wife to give a sworn deposition in a defamation lawsuit filed by seven women who accuse Cosby of sexually assaulting them decades ago.

A lawyer for the women has subpoenaed Camille Cosby to be deposed on Jan. 6. at a Springfield, Massachusetts, hotel.

But Cosby's lawyers filed a motion Friday to quash the subpoena, saying she has no firsthand, non-repetitive knowledge of issues in the lawsuit.
Lawyers for Bill Cosby, seen here with wife Camille in 2009, are trying to prevent her from being deposed in a defamation lawsuit filed by seven women accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault. (Jacquelyn Martin/The Associated Press)

They argue that any confidential communications between Cosby and his wife are protected by the Massachusetts spousal disqualification rule.

The women's lawyer argued that he should be able to question Camille Cosby because she was her husband's business manager.

Cosby's lawyers say she doesn't have any information about the accuracy of the women's allegations.

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