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Attorneys for the wife of embattled comedian Bill Cosby have filed a court motion arguing she shouldn’t have to testify in a Massachusetts civil case involving her husband.
In the document filed late Wednesday, Camille Cosby’s attorneys say that the accusers "argue that they should be allowed to ask Mrs. Cosby about her husband's sexual 'proclivities,' her input on any public statements made on her husband's behalf, and any drugs she may have ever procured."
But Camille Cosby's attorneys say "Mrs. Cosby's knowledge of her husband's 'proclivities' are not just irrelevant, they are precisely the type of intimate information that both Massachusetts and Federal law protects."
Her attorneys also say that that Camille Cosby "never did, and there is no indication that she ever did" procure drugs for her husband.
The attorneys claim the deposition subpoena constitutes a "fishing expedition" and that it also "appears to use discovery tools as a means to litigate this case in the media."
Seven women who accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting them are suing him for defamation in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts.
More than 50 women have accused Cosby of sexually misconduct or assault dating back to the 1960s. Cosby and his attorneys have repeatedly denied the accusations.
Cosby, 78, countersued the seven women suing him in Massachusetts in December, alleging they defamed his character and purposefully derailed an upcoming television opportunity.
On Wednesday, Cosby was criminally charged for the first time in connection with the allegations. The woman in that case is not part of the Massachusetts suit.
Cosby was charged in Pennsylvania with aggravated indecent assault charge stemming from an alleged 2004 incident involving an ex-Temple University employee. He is free on $1 million bail.
Thursday, one of Cosby’s leading attorneys, Monique Pressley, told NBC’s “TODAY” that the criminal charge is the result of "political football."
"My client is not guilty, and there will be no consideration on our part of any sort of arrangement," Pressley said.
Also Thursday, Cosby Tweeted: "Friends and fans, Thank You."