Bill Cosby answers questions about sexual allegations in new deposition

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LOS ANGELES - Bill Cosby has gone from the spotlight to the hot seat.  Looks like his time has come to speak up.

The 78-year-old comedian is speaking under oath in a deposition about sexual assault allegations brought against him by at least 40 women, which many claim he drugged them.

"I'm so proud of all the women that have had the courage to come out, and I'm hoping that the ones who have chosen not to at this time will change their mind," says Barbara Bowman, who claims Cosby raped her.

One of the accusers who did speak out, 56-year-old Judith Huth, filed a lawsuit claiming Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, when she was 15 years old.

A Los Angeles county superior court judge scheduled Huth's deposition for October 15.  Whatever Cosby says in his deposition won't be revealed for some time.

This is the first time since 2005 Cosby has given a deposition regarding the alleged incidents.  In that deposition, he admitted to giving Quaalude to women with whom he wanted to have sex.