Camille Cosby has stood by her husband throughout the scandal, refusing to bad mouth him when women's rights activists suggested she should speak out as over 30 individuals came forward with accusations of sex crimes and inappropriate behaviour.

But now, thanks to the released deposition her husband gave to investigators after former Temple University employee Andrea Constand filed suit against the comic, it appears Cosby opened up about his extramarital affairs during intense questioning over a period of four days in 2005 and 2006.

The previously unreleased documents, obtained by The New York Times, provide information from Cosby on how he met and then was intimate with various women.

Testimony released earlier this month (Jul15) also suggested he gave women he wanted to sleep with sedatives. In the new deposition information, he admitted to obtaining seven prescriptions for Quaaludes from a Los Angeles doctor, citing a bad back, in the 1970s.

Constand accused Cosby of drugging and then molesting her. The comedian has maintained he gave Constand Benadryl.

At one point in the deposition, Cosby, who settled his lawsuit with Constand out of court and has never been charged with a sex crime, insists his sexual relationship with Constand was consensual.

During the deposition, Cosby was also asked about his relationship with Beth Ferrier, who later accused the comedian of drugging her in the mid-1980s. The comedian admitted he used the death of her father as a bid to engage in "sexual contact" with her. Cosby also shared the details of other extramarital affairs, including one instance where he asked his agent to provide $5,000 (GBP3,300) to a woman in an effort to hide the affair from his wife Camille.