Judd Apatow's Sad, But True Statement About the Cosby Scandal

July 7th 2015

Laura Donovan

Following the Associated Press' report that actor Bill Cosby testified 10 years ago that he obtained Quaaludes in order to drug women he wanted to sleep with and "other people," Hollywood director Judd Apatow spoke out against the embattled comedian on Twitter. 

Apatow, who has publicly stood up for women before and delved into the female comedy world in recent years, also recommended that his 1 million plus Twitter following watch CNN host Anderson Cooper's interview with Cosby accuser Patti Masten, who felt "complete validation across the board" after hearing Cosby made admissions under sworn testimony:

Masten, who was a Playboy bunny several decades ago, accused Cosby of attacking her in 1979.

"Cosby was on the Playboy circuit, so he performed in all of the clubs, so I knew him for five years even before this situation happened," she told Cooper. "He was being interviewed ... and afterwards he asked me if I wanted to have lunch. Now again, I knew him for five years, and so we had lunch ... and later that afternoon he called me on a private number in my office, which I didn't understand how he got that number, but he asked me if I wanted to have dinner the next night. And I said 'sure.' So he called me that afternoon and said 'Well meet me at the White Hall Hotel.' So I didn't think anything of it, he was in town [for] a comedy show, he was doing interviews, so I met him at the White Hall. He says 'Well come up to this particular suite.' When I went up to the room, there were four other men in the room and they were playing cards and smoking cigars and watching sports and Cosby asked me if I wanted to have a drink, and it was 7:30 in the evening, I wasn't much of a drinker. I said 'Well I'll have a Grand Marnier' ... he fixed the drink behind me. I took two sips and that's the last thing I remember. At 4 o'clock in the morning I woke up in bed bruised and battered and I looked over and he was there naked ... I don't have any memory at all of what happened but I knew I was brutally raped."

Masten added that she told her bosses at Playboy about what happened but was advised to keep her lips sealed as Cosby was best friends with Hugh Hefner. She went on to say that there are "many" women who have been taken advantage of by Cosby and chosen not to come forward and share their experiences.

"He's a sociopath," she said. "He will definitely be known as the most prolific serial rapist in the United States of America."

Apatow shared these other tweets about Cosby as well:

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