Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 | 4:03 p.m.
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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- Governor’s lawyers seek dismissal of Mazzeo lawsuit (1-30-2009)
- Proving alleged cover-up won’t be easy (10-27-2008)
- The woman suing the governor (10-21-2008)
- New details emerge in suit against Gibbons (10-20-2008)
- She’s back, lawsuit in hand (10-17-2008)