A federal magistrate judge in Massachusetts rejects arguments by Camille Cosby that her deposition in the Constand case deposition would represent an “undue burden” and that she lacked any first-hand knowledge of the events at issue. Bill Cosby’s lawyer’s will appeal the ruling. The deposition is scheduled for next Wednesday.
Further details of Cosby’s four-day questioning for the Constand case deposition reveal Cosby describing how he seduced a young model by showing interest in her father’s cancer and promising women mentorship and career advice before pushing them for sex. He also acknowledges he paid off women to keep his wife, Camille, from finding out about his philandering. At one point, he is rebuked by the plaintiff’s attorney for his jocular attitude.
Lawyer: I think you’re making light of a very serious situation.
Cosby: That may very well be.
Victim’s attorney, Allred:
Cosby’s testimony demonstrates how deceptive, manipulative and disgusting (he is). It is no wonder that he fought to keep this deposition, which reveals his revolting predatory conduct, hidden from public view. But the truth is out now and it will never be hidden again.
According to sources, Cosby’s wife knows her husband is a serial philanderer, but believes his scores of accusers consented to drugs and sex. Source:
Camille still doesn’t believe that Bill provided drugs and had sex with women without their consent. She’s well aware of his cheating, but she doesn’t believe that her husband is a rapist. I created him, I knew what I was getting.
Camille remains on Bill’s side, despite his constant cheating. A source says Camille says:
You have to allow for space to let your partner do what he wants. I have done that and [Bill] has done that and there’s no jealousy, no friction.
Wife, Camille speaks out and defends Cosby’s rape allegations calling him a victim:
I met my husband, Bill Cosby, in 1963, and we were married in 1964. The man I met, and fell in love with, and whom I continue to love, is the man you all knew through his work. He is a kind man, a generous man, a funny man, and a wonderful husband, father and friend. He is the man you thought you knew.
A different man has been portrayed in the media over the last two months. It is the portrait of a man I do not know. It is also a portrait painted by individuals and organizations whom many in the media have given a pass. There appears to be no vetting of my husband’s accusers before stories are published or aired. An accusation is published, and immediately goes viral.
We all followed the story of the article in the “Rolling Stone” concerning allegations of rape at the University of Virginia. The story was heart-breaking, but ultimately appears to be proved to be untrue. Many in the media were quick to link that story to stories about my husband – until that story unwound.
None of us will ever want to be in the position of attacking a victim. But the question should be asked – who is the victim?
Cosby made his first public appearance since numerous rape allegations, performing at Nassau’s Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. .Seated on stage wearing a grey sweatshirt with the message “Hello Friend” written across it, Cosby never mentioned the sexual abuse claims making headlines in his 90-minute set. He talks about his life, including stories about his childhood growing up in the projects of Philadelphia, his long marriage to Camille, and observations about life in the Bahamas. Camille shows up briefly at a post-show reception, but her husband did not. Despite the recent claims, a few audience members give him a standing ovation.
— Robert Zepeda (@RobertZepeda) November 21, 2014
Cosby discusses the death of her son Ennis in an interview with Esquire Magazine.
It was a fog in the sense that it was surreal. I couldn’t comprehend this. It was horror, and I couldn’t understand why this had happened. I had always taken great pride in protecting my children. I spoke to Ennis the night before he was killed and asked him to be careful about driving on the freeway in Los Angeles. So it was almost intuitive for me that something was about to happen. So then I felt bad that I didn’t stop him in some way, but I couldn’t. I was here; he was out there.