Camille Cosby has stood by the former The Cosby Show star, her husband of almost 52 years, ever since a long line of women went public with claims he sexually assaulted them.

A number of the females have taken legal action against the star after Cosby's former lawyer dismissed their stories as untrue, and the actor/comedian is expected to sit for a deposition.

Camille has now been dragged into the legal dispute for the first time and she has been ordered to answer questions under oath on 6 January (16) in Springfield, Massachusetts, where seven women filed a defamation lawsuit.

Bill Cosby's deposition is scheduled for 22 February (16).

He has never been charged in connected with the alleged offences.