A Massachusetts judge has ordered Bill Cosby‘s wife and longtime business manager to testify in a defamation suit brought against him by seven women, according to The Huffington Post.
U.S. Magistrate Judge David H. Hennessy denied Camille Cosby’s motion to quash a subpoena ordering her deposition, citing her role as her husband’s business manager, the report says.
From the HuffPo:
It is “at least plausible that Mrs. Cosby is in possession of information” relevant to the case, the 12-page ruling read. Camille Cosby had argued that conversations between herself and her husband were private.
The judge’s ruling came just one day after Cosby turned himself in to authorities on an aggravated indecent assault charge based on the accusations of Andrea Constand — the first criminal charges against the 78-year-old comedian despite years of hushed accusations. Constand described taking an “herbal pill” at the comedian’s home that made her feel “paralyzed” before Cosby guided her to his couch, where he forcibly placed her hand on his penis and sexually assaulted her in 2004. She had been invited to visit under the pretense of discussing her career.
If convicted on the assault charge, Cosby could be sentenced to five to 10 years in prison.
Do you think the judge is right about Camille Cosby possibly possessing information that is relevant to the case? Sound off in the comments.
SOURCE: The Huffington Post | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty | VIDEO CREDIT: Inform