Judd Apatow Blasts Bill Cosby – Calls Out Camille Cosby and Phylicia Rashad
Judd Apatow has been very vocal in his criticism at Bill Cosby in the wake of rape allegations. In light of court documents being released he is calling out Camille Cosby and Phylicia Rasahad who famously defended Cosby saying:
I also hope Camille Cosby and Phylicia Rashad will now stand with the victims and not their attacker.
Camille Cosby has stood by her husband asking this past December, “who is the victim?” She insinuated that her husband was the victim of a social media campaign gone viral wondering who had vetted the accusers.
Phylicia Rashad also came to his defense saying, “forget those women,” before backpedaling and claiming she was speaking more of a legacy and that she was not calling the accusers liars.
The number of women coming forward is now at 48 and Apatow is asking why it would take the court documents being released for people to believe Cosby is a rapist. Apatow asked why it took until now for some to believe that Cosby raped and drugged his numerous accusers. He gave a statement to Esquire:
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.
Apatow has spoken out frequently about Cosby during his book tour and often voices his thoughts on his Twitter account. In one Tweet he reminded people that the victims were young, calling them “college kids.” Those “college kids” were accusers that Cosby offered “educational trusts,” another form of hush money.
It was Cosby’s infamous “Pound Cake” speech that did him in. In his speech he called out black Americans for their high rates of incarcerations and lack of parenting. He asked black mothers why they don’t know where the fathers of their children are. While he was lecturing America he left out the fact that he was supporting a woman believed to have had his child during an extramarital affair.
The Associated Press went to court hoping to get the documents released from his depositions after being sued by Temple basketball player Andrea Constand. Cosby’s attorneys fought the release claiming they could embarrass the comedian but Judge Robreno of the U.S. District Court of Eastern Pennsylvania ruled against him writing:
The stark contrast between Bill Cosby, the public moralist and Billy Cosby, the subject of serious allegations concerning improper (and perhaps criminal) conduct is a matter as to which the AP – and by extension the public- has a significant interest.
Citing Cosby’s Pound Cake speech he included a footnote writing, “Item No. 1: See, e.g., Pound Cake Speech.”
The speech Cosby made calling out others was now being used to highlight his hypocrisy. He even defended that speech on Oprah Winfrey’s show with a fawning Winfrey never once questioning anything he said. To date the former talk show host who has advocated for sexual abuse victims has had no public comments about Dr. Cosby, as Oprah reverently called him, or the 48 women who have accused him of drugging and raping them.