Camille Cosby was scheduled to testify on Wednesday morning (06Jan16), but U.S. Magistrate Judge David Hennessy delayed the hearing until he can hear her emergency appeal of his ruling.

"It would not serve (and in fact would offend) the 'interest of justice' for this court to deny the motion for a stay, and thereby effectively deny Mrs. Cosby any right to appeal," Hennessy wrote in his ruling.

"In fairness then Mrs. Cosby's deposition shall be stayed pending her appeal."

Joseph Cammarata, an attorney representing seven women who have accused Camille's husband Bill Cosby of drugging and/or raping them in decades-old incidents, called for Camille's deposition in a defamation suit the accusers have filed against her husband.

Cammarata tells People magazine, "We're going to fight another day. The judge said they're entitled to an appeal and let them appeal and so he put the deposition on hold to allow them to appeal. I fully expect we will ultimately be able to take Mrs. Cosby's deposition."

Camille previously argued that, by law, she shouldn't have to testify against her spouse, but Cammarata says, "She's probably the one person that has the most important, relevant information to this case. She's married to him for 50 years. She's his business manager. Nothing more needs to be said."