Judd Apatow slams Bill Cosby's new efforts to silence the women accusing him of sexual assault: “He's just running out the clock”

The director has been one of Cosby's most outspoken Hollywood critics over the last year

Published December 21, 2015 11:12PM (EST)

Judd Apatow       (Reuters/Gus Ruelas)
Judd Apatow (Reuters/Gus Ruelas)

According to The Hollywood Reporter, disgraced comedian Bill Cosby today filed a defamation suit against Beverly Johnson, a former model who alleged Cosby drugged and attempted to sexually assault her at his New York home in the ‘80s. Johnson is now the eighth woman against whom Cosby has filed a defamation suit. At least 50 women have thus far accused Cosby of drugging and/or sexually assaulting them.

One of Cosby's loudest critics, Judd Apatow, wasn't about to let this revelation fly under the radar:

MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber--who spoke with Cosby's attorney, Monique Pressley, following news of the suit against Johnson--weighed in:

Apatow then clarified:

By Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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