The July 2015 publication of details from a deposition that Bill Cosby gave in a 2005 sexual abuse lawsuit was a severe public-relations blow for the comedian; in it, he admitted to having obtained Quaaludes with the intent to give them to women and made odd, seemingly delusional comments about his attitudes towards sex. On Friday, Cosby was deposed in a suit filed by attorney Gloria Allred on behalf of Judy Huth, who alleges that Cosby molested her when she was 15 at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. That deposition too could become public as soon as December, CBS says:
According to Allred, Cosby gave a deposition from 9 a.m. until about 4:30 p.m. Friday in Boston.
The deposition will not become public until at least December 22 as the court has placed a protective order on the testimony of both Cosby and Huth.
On December 22, a hearing is scheduled to determine if that protective order will be extended.
Elsewhere on Friday, a federal judge in Massachusetts rejected Cosby’s attorneys’ effort to have a defamation suit filed against him by accusers Tamara Green, Therese Serignese, and Linda Traitz thrown out of court.
The judge who unsealed the deposition that was released in July ruled that the public’s interest in Cosby’s descriptions of his own behavior overrode his privacy rights because the comedian has long been publicly outspoken about what he sees as others’ moral failures.