Bill Cosby Shot Down In Attempt To Postpone Gloria Allred's Second Deposition
Bill Cosby's attorneys rushed into court last week in Santa Monica — for an emergency hearing — in an attempt to postpone his second deposition, citing pending criminal prosecution on sexual battery charges in Pennsylvania.
Unfortunately for the disgraced comedian, he was denied, allowing Gloria Allred to grill him once the criminal preliminary hearing is finished. Allred is representing Judith Huth, who claims Cosby sexually abused her in a 1974 incident at the Playboy Mansion, when she was just 15.
Cosby was previously deposed in the case at an undisclosed location in Boston last year.
"The Court, having been informed of the preliminary hearing pending against the defendant in Montgomery, County, Pennsylvania, continued the previously ordered second deposition of the defendant after the current preliminary hearing date (currently set for March 8, 2016) and on or before April 8, 2016," court documents, obtained exclusively by Radar, read. "The parties are to meet and confer regarding for the defendant's second deposition session during that period."
The motion also reveals that Cosby's second deposition has been scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 24..
A motion to compel a second deposition was filed by Huth's legal team after Cosby refused to answer key questions during the October proceedings last year.
The latest deposition will be placed under seal with a final deadline of Feb 29.
Cosby, 78, is currently free on $1 million bail after he surrendered himself to Pennsylvania police Dec. 30 on sexual assault charges related to his former protégé Andrea Constand.
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In 2005, Constand claimed that Cosby drugged and sexually attacked her while she worked as a manager for the women's basketball team at Temple University. At the time, police ultimately opted to drop the case due to "lack of evidence."
Cosby's attorneys also indicated at a Santa Monica hearing on Feb. 11 that "the defendant has informed the court and plaintiff of his intention to move for a stay," which would delay the proceedings.
The judge indicated another hearing would need to be scheduled to deal with the request.