The Cosby Show star has found himself under attack once more amid the ongoing scandal, after his deposition in a 2005 court case, in which he admitted obtaining multiple prescriptions for the powerful sedative Quaaludes to give to women he wanted to have sex with, was released this week.
The evidence, on top of more than 30 women’s decades-old accounts of alleged inappropriate behavior and accusations of rape over the past 10 months, was enough to turn some of Cosby’s supporters, like singer Jill Scott, against the funnyman, but Goldberg refused to change her stance, insisting he is “innocent until proven guilty”.
However, Apatow has attempted to reason with Goldberg by reaching out to her online in a series of Twitter posts and outlining his argument, insisting Cosby, who has denied all allegations, only has himself to blame for the scandal after settling the 2005 sex case by reaching a financial settlement with his accuser.
I think @WhoopiGoldberg is trying to be a loyal friend. It is sad that Bill Cosby is so sick that he puts his friends in that position.
In a series of Twitter.com posts on Thursday, July 9th, he wrote, “I think @WhoopiGoldberg is trying to be a loyal friend. It is sad that Bill Cosby is so sick that he puts his friends in that position. but @WhoopiGoldberg – he admitted to giving this to women to get them to have sex. So what are you defending? “Remember – @WhoopiGoldberg he paid off women to avoid the courts. So you can’t say the courts didn’t convict. He used wealth to avoid it. “It is sad that he betrayed his community & it has soiled his achievements. But he did it. Not the press. 7 prescriptions. I believe it is wise to be careful (not to jump to conclusions) but at some point we need to support the survivors of his violence.”
Goldberg has yet to respond to Apatow, but she made it clear she didn’t want to hear from detractors during an episode of her U.S. talk show The View on Wednesday, July 8th, bluntly telling critics to “back off”, insisting, “For me, it’s my opinion, and the American courts agree with me because still, he has not been taken to jail or tried for anything, so back off me!”