Apatow appeared on the Today show Monday to talk about his and Amy Schumer’s new movie Trainwreck and addressed why he is so passionate about Cosby and standing in solidarity with the upwards of 40 women who have accused him of sexual assault.
“I just kept noticing that no one else was saying that this was a bad thing. I would have loved to not talk about it. It’s incredibly sad. It’s one of the most tragic things that’s happened in our business, and I think we do have to stand up for the women and say that we believe you.”
The director has previously taken Cosby supporters — including Cosby’s former TV wife Phylicia Rashad and The View host Whoopi Goldberg — to task for not siding with the victims, especially in light of the release a 2005 deposition in which Cosby admits to drugging women with the intent of having sex with them.
Apatow went on to explain his feelings about the matter, saying, “A lot of people got terribly hurt. 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.”