Another woman accusing Bill Cosby of sexual offenses wants to depose the comedian in prison with the presence of a court stenographer and recorded via video.
Chloe Goins, another alleged victim of Billy Cosby, who filed sexual battery charges against the 81-year-old comedian, wants the deposition to happen at SCI Phoenix, where Cosby is currently imprisoned, on April 22, 2019, at 8:30 in the morning. Goins’ attorneys estimate the deposition to last up to two days.
In 2016, Goins accused Bill Cosby, whom she met at the Playboy Mansion in 2008, of slipping her drink with a date rape drug.
Cosby is currently serving a ten-year sentence for the sexual assault of Andrea Constand who is one of the sixty plus women who accused him of sexual abuse, sexual battery, drugging, and harassment throughout the five decades of his career.
Attorneys of Goins previously accused Cosby of ducking her attempts to depose her because it interfered with his criminal defense in the Constand case.
In August 2018, a schedule was released for the summary judgment if Goins lawsuit against the award-winning actor but her legal team requested an extension because ‘Cosby is uncooperative.’
They said that Bill Cosby refused to be deposed and he refused to turn over any documents pertinent to the case.
“Defendant Cosby will not be sentenced until September 24-25, 2018, and most likely is refusing to answer the discovery on the grounds that it may incriminate him or aggravate his sentencing,” Goins claims.
Another factor that could have contributed to the delay in Cosby’s deposition is the turmoil that is happening within his legal team. In late 2018, the law firm that is handling his case sued Cosby for $282 thousand plus interest for unpaid legal fees.
Copy said that neither him nor his lead criminal attorney, Thomas Mesereau, “or any other authorized representative directed or requested that Plaintiff perform legal work totaling $183,000.00 over the short period of two months. Indeed, and by Plaintiff’s admission, Plaintiff served as Cosby’s counsel of record, and Attorney Mesereau served as lead criminal defense counsel. Consequently, the overwhelming majority of the legal work was performed by Mr. Mesereau and his team.”
The settlement was reached by early February this year, and the firm rescinded the lawsuit against Cosby. /apr