Apatow questions Bill Cosby's innocence in sexual abuse case

'Bridesmaid' producer Judd Apatow, while siding with the accusers in Bill Cosby's sexual abuse case, says the comedian should publicly defend himself in order to claim his innocence.

PTI| Last Updated: Dec 28, 2014, 13:11 PM IST

Los Angeles: 'Bridesmaid' producer Judd Apatow, while siding with the accusers in Bill Cosby's sexual abuse case, says the comedian should publicly defend himself in order to claim his innocence.

Cosby, 77, has been accused of sexual harassment by several women but the comedian has maintained silence on the issue, said The Hollywood Reporter.

Apatow replied to a fan's tweet about Cosby, "Innocent until proven," by saying, "He should speak publicly about how false this all is."

"It is not extortion when most of the accusers do not want anything," he responded after a Twitter follower defended Cosby.

"There are much older woman who suffered for decades." He added in a separate tweet, "I always wonder why some people try so hard to not believe women who have been assaulted. What is the root of that?"

While Cosby has not been charged with any crimes, Apatow also expressed his dismay at venues allowing the comedian to perform during this troubling time.

"So Centre_Square are you really going to let Bill Cosby perform on your stage January 7?" he tweeted to no response.

"You too BudGardens Jan 8? Is Cosby only popular in Ontario Canada at this point? Do people still find him delightful after 30 accusers?"