In the wake of revelations that Bill Cosby gave sworn testimony back in 2005 that he bought quaaludes to give to women with whom he wanted to have sex, Judd Apatow reiterated his previous criticisms of the once beloved comic in an interview with Esquire magazine.
Apatow said, “I don’t think there is anything new here. It is only new to people who didn’t believe an enormous amount of women who stated clearly that he drugged them. We shouldn’t need Bill Cosby to admit it to believe forty people who were victimized by him. I am sure there are many victims who have not come forward. Maybe now more people in show business and all around our country will stand up and tell the people he attacked that we support you and believe you. I also hope Camille Cosby and Phylicia Rashad will now stand with the victims and not with their attacker.”
In January Apatow said of Cosby on Marc Maron’s podcast WTF, “Go in your mansion and disappear.” He added, “I absolutely would like to see him in jail. That’s where people who commit sexual assaults go.”
Last December he criticized venues for continuing to book Cosby for shows.
Apatow’s latest movie, “Trainwreck, ” which stars Amy Schumer and Bill Hader, is due out next week.