Judd Apatow is not laughing. After more than 30 female accusers have come forward, claiming legendary comedian Bill Cosby has drugged, raped, or sexually abused them, Apatow, 47, is livid that venues are continuing to book his shows.
“so @Centre_Square – are you really going to let Bill Cosby perform on your stage January 7?” the Girls executive producer tweeted on Friday, Dec. 26. “You too @BudGardens Jan 8? Is Cosby only popular in Ontario Canada at this point? Do people still find him delightful after 30 accuses?”
His tweets sparked retaliation from several Cosby defenders, to which Apatow promptly responded.
“‘@mikeandrewb: @JuddApatow @Centre_Square and ur obsession is because…?’ I guess it’s because guys who rape a lot aren’t cool,” he wrote.
One follower tweeted, “@juddapatow should these allegations be proven to be true, obviously it's a terrible thing. If they are untrue, imagine being Cosby,” to which he replied, “.@katiebearpink imagine how those people felt to be losing consciousness and realizing what he was going to do. Unable to stop the nightmare.”
He didn’t stop there, writing, “Also- I am pretty sure I have had sex with less people than he raped. I always wonder why some people try so hard to not believe women who have been assaulted. What is the root of that?”
When Page Six tweeted a link to an article that claimed Cosby, 77, has hired private investigators to dig up dirt on his alleged victims, Apatow responded, ”.@PageSix they should remake the Cosby show with scenes of Dr. Huxtable doing what Cosby has been doing. A perfect show for FX.”
But the Golden Globe nominee did acknowledge that those defending the I Spy star were few and far between.
“I think one in a Hundred thousand people support Cosby,” he tweeted. “I am gonna stop responding to them so often. It is just maddening though. So cold.”
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