While Bill Cosby’s attorneys say they will appeal a federal judge’s decision ordering the deposition of his wife, Camille, on Wednesday, the attorney who requested her deposition says he fully intends to proceed as planned.
“I don’t think there’s any basis for appeal,” attorney Joseph Cammarata tells PEOPLE exclusively. “Absent a court order directly that she need not appear, we expect that she will honor the subpoena and give testimony.”
The deposition will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Marriott hotel in Springfield, Massachusetts, according to a copy of the subpoena filed with the court by Cosby’s attorneys, a copy of which was obtained by PEOPLE.
Camille had argued that, by law, she shouldn’t have to testify against her spouse and be subjected to questions regarding his “sexual proclivities.” But in his December 31 decision, U.S. District Judge David Hennessy denied the motion in its entirety, holding that her arguments had “no merit.”
“Mrs. Cosby’s dual role as defendants’ wife and business manager, render it at least plausible that Mrs. Cosby is in possession of information that is relevant to any party’s claim or defense and proportional to the needs of the case,” he wrote.
Monique Pressley, Bill Cosby’s spokeswoman, told PEOPLE late last week the Cosbys intend to appeal the judge’s decision. So far, no appeal documents have been filed.
Camille Has Not Publicly Commented Since Cosby’s Arrest
Camille has not made any public comments about her husband recently. But in December 2014, she released a statement expressing her support for her husband.
“The man I met, and fell in love with, and whom I continue to love, is the man you all knew through his work,” she said in the statement. “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.”
On December 30, Cosby, 78, was charged with the January 2004 alleged drugging and sexual assault of former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, 42, now a massage therapist living in Ontario.
Pressley has vowed to fight the aggravated indecent assault charge, calling it unjustified, while Cosby tweeted his thanks to supporters. Cosby is free on $1 million bail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Thursday, January 14.
Source: People | Nicole Weisensee Egan