Bill Cosby’s wife gave few answers about her husband during a contentious deposition in February, according to a transcript of the contentious questioning released Friday and obtained by NBC and the Associated Press.
Camille Cosby claimed she had “no opinion” on whether or not it is “deceitful” to give Quaaludes to someone for the purposes of sex, according to The New York Daily News. (Bill had admitted in a 2006 deposition he had obtained Quaaludes to give to women.)
The deposition is part of a defamation suit filed against Bill by seven women who claim they were portrayed as liars after accusing the comedian of sexual assault.
Bill has counter-sued the seven women who filed suit, also alleging defamation.
During the February deposition, Camille was read sections of her husband’s 2005 deposition where he admitted he “had sex and we had dinners” with model Beth Ferrier, NBC reports.
When asked if her husband was being deceitful, Camille said she had no opinion.
She repeatedly refused to answer most questions about Cosby’s “integrity” and cited marital privilege.
Joseph Cammarata, the attorney for the plaintiffs, asked Camille about Shawn Thompson, a woman who said Bill fathered her daughter, Autumn Jackson, in the 1970s, according to reports.
Bill has acknowledged he had an affair with Thompson according to NBC. (Jackson was convicted in 1997 of attempting to extort money from Bill to prevent her from saying she was her daughter, according to NBC.)
Camille said in the deposition that Autumn is not Bill’s daughter and that she is confident about that “because there was a test, a DNA test,” according to NBC.
About 50 women have accused Bill of sexual misconduct going back decades. The entertainer, his publicists and his legal team have repeatedly denied the allegations.
Bill has a hearing May 24 in a criminal case in Pennsylvania for allegedly drugging and molesting Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee, in 2004.