Bill Cosby's wife to answer more questions under oath in defamation case linked to sexual assault claims

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Bill Cosby's wife will answer more questions under oath in a defamation lawsuit against the comedian.

Seven women contend the former Cosby Show star branded them liars after they went public with sexual assault allegations against him.

Camille Cosby looks on as Bill Cosby speaks during a news conference in November 2014
Camille Cosby looks on as Bill Cosby speaks during a news conference in 2014 (Evan Vucci/AP)

Camille Cosby, who gave the first part of her testimony in February, had sought to terminate or at least limit her deposition, but a magistrate ruled earlier this month that she must continue it.

The judge has prohibited "improper questions" to Camille, including those involving protected communications between spouses.

Camille Cosby had sought to terminate or at least limit her deposition
Camille Cosby had sought to terminate or at least limit her deposition (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

The women who have brought the lawsuit are among about 50 females who claim Bill forced unwanted sexual contact on them.

Bill faces criminal charges in Pennsylvania. He denies the allegations against him.