Bill Cosby sex scandal: Wife Camille 'livid and humiliated' by lurid allegations

Bill Cosby sex scandal: Wife Camille 'livid and humiliated' by lurid allegations

The wife of United States entertainer Bill Cosby has been told she must testify in a civil case filed against him by seven women who claim he defamed them.

Bill Cosby's wife, Camille, will be forced to testify against her husband in a civil defamation case.

The ruling, issued on Thursday by US Judge Magistrate David Hennessey in Springfield, Massachusetts, means she is scheduled to be deposed by lawyers for the women on Wednesday.

Lawyers for the seven female plaintiffs argued they subpoenaed Camille Cosby because she was her husband's business manager, an important distinction.

This past week, the patriarch of The Cosby Show was arrested on charges of sexual assault in Philadelphia by 44-year-old Andrea Constand, a former basketball manager at Temple University. This year in particular, almost 55 women spoke out about Cosby's inappropriate actions towards them that were similar to that of Constand's.

The 71-year-old was reportedly well aware of her husband's infidelities but only demanded that he be discreet so as not to embarrass her.

Bill Cosby's wife Camille is said to be "livid and humiliated" by revelations of the disgraced comedian's alleged sexual impropriety.

The message says, "Friends and fans, Thank You".

Again, all of this is coming from a mysterious unnamed source, and when the New York Post attempted to get in touch with the Cosbys, Bill declined to be interviewed.

In their suit, the women said Bill Cosby portrayed them as liars after they went public with their allegations.

Camille was subpoenaed in early December as part of a defamation lawsuit that was brought against her husband by Tamara Green, Therese Serignese, Linda Traitz, Louisa Moritz, Barbara Bowman, Joan Tarshis and Angela Leslie.

He was officially charged with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004 at his home near Philadelphia last week.

Cosby is free on $ 1 million bail, and his lawyer has stated the entertainer shouldn't be responsible and won't think about a plea discount.

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