Days after Bill Cosby filed a defamation countersuit against seven women who accused the actor of rape, his lawyers said that they would fight a subpoena against Cosby’s wife, Camille.

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The lawyer representing the seven women subpoenaed Camille Cosby to be deposed on January 6th in Massachusetts. The Associated Press reports that Cosby’s lawyers filed a motion to suppress the subpoena on Friday, arguing that Camille has no knowledge of the veracity of the allegations against her husband. They also argued that the Cosbys are protected by a Massachusetts law that preserves the privacy of spousal communications.

Via the AP:

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The women’s lawyer, Joseph Cammarata, had argued that he should be able to question Camille Cosby because she was her husband’s business manager.

“I think she has information that’s relevant to the litigation in this matter,” Cammarata said Friday.

Cosby’s lawyers argued that attempting to depose Camille is “nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt to pressure defendant in the face of subjecting his wife to the shame and embarrassment of responding to questions about his alleged infidelities and sexual misconduct.”

Certainly an interesting choice of words from Cosby’s lawyers, particularly since they allege that the women who brought the lawsuit are doing so for the sole purpose of financial gain. A statement made despite the fact that Cosby has acknowledged drugging women he wanted to have sex with.

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For her part, Camille has allegedly defended her husband. In July, the New York Post reported that she had acknowledged his cheating but didn’t believe that he was a serial rapist suggesting that the women consented to both drugs and sex.

Currently, nearly 55 women have accused the comedian of rape or sexual assault.

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