Lena Dunham backs Judd Apatow’s Cosby slams

15 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Cosby: Judd’s crusade, Whoopi’s retreat.

NEW YORK – Judd Apatow is not wavering on his criticism of comedian Bill Cosby, who’s been accused of sexual misconduct by more than two dozen women over four decades. Honoree Whoopi Goldberg speaks onstage at Variety’s Power of Women New York presented by Lifetime at Cipriani 42nd Street on April 24, 2015 in New York City. (credit: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Variety) NEW YORK (CBSDC/AP) — Bill Cosby’s biggest public defender, Whoopi Goldberg, is backing off her support after getting some legal advice Tuesday on the daytime talk show “The View.” Goldberg defended Cosby last week after the release of court documents showed the comic admitted in 2005 to obtaining Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to women he wanted to have sex with.Whoopi Goldberg, one of the few celebs who’s been on Bill Cosby’s side over sexual assault and drugging allegations, now believes that the actor may just be guilty.

The 59-year-old changed her tune during a one-on-one chat with ABC legal analyst Dan Abrams. “I always thought they would have the opportunity to take him to court, but you’re saying that’s not (true),” Goldberg told Abrams. Abrams explained that Cosby couldn’t be prosecuted because the civil and criminal statutes of limitations have expired in the states where he was accused. The 59-year-old talk show host, who had only last week declared that Bill Cosby was innocent until proven guilty, openly asked Abrams that why was Cosby still on the street if he was a serial rapist. After Abrams pointed stated the statute of limitations as the issue, Goldberg said that if the matter was to be tried in the court of public opinion, all the information would point to guilt. He hopes it will encourage people to listen to the accusers. “I’m glad that more information has come out and now people understand the terrible things he did and realise that we do need to stand up for women because if we don’t they won’t come forward,” he said.

The comedian made a point of using his Twitter feed last December to thank Goldberg for supporting him. (TM and © Copyright 2015 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. Last week, Goldberg told her co-hosts she was skeptical about the claims of the dozens of women who have come forward to say they were drugged and sexually assaulted by Cosby.

She has since retreated from that position, conceding on Tuesday that “all of the information that’s out there kind of points” to Cosby’s guilt. Verified email addresses: All users on Independent Media news sites are now required to have a verified email address before being allowed to comment on articles.

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