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May 27, 2015

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Gibbons questioned in cocktail waitress lawsuit

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A lawyer for a former cocktail waitress questioned Gov. Jim Gibbons under oath for a lawsuit alleging Gibbons orchestrated a cover-up after the woman accused him of grabbing her outside a bar in 2006.

Aides to lawyers on both sides said Friday's deposition was conducted behind closed doors at the federal courthouse in Las Vegas.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Peggy Leen resolved a dispute between the two sides Thursday, by picking the downtown courthouse as a neutral and secure site.

Robert Kossack represents Chrissy Mazzeo. She accuses Gibbons of accosting her outside a Las Vegas restaurant after a night drinking with friends in October 2006.

Gibbons, a Republican congressman at the time, was campaigning for governor.

Mazzeo alleges she was retaliated against when she went public shortly before Gibbons' election.

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