Lawyers for Bill Cosby went to federal court in Philadelphia Wednesday to request that the actor’s prior deposition testimony relating to extramarital affairs, drugs and payments to women be resealed. Cosby is trying to deny Andrea Constand, the accuser in his pending criminal case, and other women accusing him of sexual assault and defamation the ability to use it as legal ammunition against him.
The deposition transcripts were unsealed in 2015 after a successful legal campaign by the Associated Press. However, the fact that the contents of that testimony and his history are now public knowledge makes me say why even bother.
While being deposed, Cosby admitted to having multiple affairs and used prescription sedatives to subdue women he wanted to seduce.
On Tuesday, a judge refused a request to cancel or postpone a deposition for Cosby’s wife Camille while placing parameters on the questions that could be posed.
“While not agreeing to terminate the deposition, the court granted Mrs. Cosby’s request to limit the types of questions she could be asked going forward, prohibiting plaintiffs from asking improper questions, questions seeking her opinion, and questions involving marital communications,” said Andrew Wyatt, the couple’s publicist.