“Federal marshals to compel Mrs. Cosby’s deposition”

Cosby's wife asks to postpone Wednesday deposition in Springfield

In this Nov. 6, 2013, file photo, comedian Bill Cosby performs at the Stand Up for Heroes event at Madison Square Garden in New York. Three women who claim they were victimized by Cosby are scheduled to appear at a news conference called by attorney Gloria Allred, on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. (John Minchillo/Invision/AP, File)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – An attorney for Camille Cosby, wife of Bill Cosby, has asked a Federal Court Judge to postpone her deposition in her husband’s defamation case.

Documents filed in Federal Court on Monday asked for a judge to grant an emergency motion to stay or postpone her deposition until an appeal is heard.

On Thursday, a judge ordered Mrs. Cosby to testify in this case, where eight women are suing the comedian for defamation. The women claim Cosby sexually assaulted them, then lied about it when they went public with their allegations. Mrs. Cosby’s attorney’s appealed that decision on Monday.

Mrs. Cosby is currently scheduled to give out of court testimony on Wednesday morning at a Springfield hotel.

Mrs. Cosby’s attorney’s asked to the plaintiff’s attorneys’ to delay this deposition while the appeal is heard. According to court documents, “Plaintiffs refused and, among other things, threatened to seek the assistance of federal marshals to compel Mrs. Cosby’s deposition on January 6.”

In a separate case, Cosby was charged with sexual assault on Wednesday in Pennsylvania.

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