In the wake of further revelations about the Bill Cosby rape scandals, Judd Apatow has continued his verbal war against the previously admired comedian. The director went after Cosby on the Today Show yesterday.
“A lot of people got terribly hurt, ” Apatow said. “And you know, when you go out on a date you don’t need seven prescriptions for Quaaludes. I’m in show business. Famous people can meet women without the enormous prescriptions.”
Today Show anchor Willie Geist asked Apatow, “You have been – whether you wanted this role or not in our society – you’ve been the leading voice going after Bill Cosby in the wake of all these allegations by women against him. Is that something you did consciously?”
The director answered, “Not really, but I just kept noticing that no one else was saying that this was a bad thing, and there was just such a giant vacuum. I would have loved to not talk about it, but it’s incredibly sad. And I do think we have to stand up for the women and say, ‘We believe you.'”