‘Girls’ EP Defends Judd Apatow’s Crusade Against Bill Cosby: ‘I Wish More People Were Obsessed With a Rapist’

Jenni Konner is the latest Hollywood insider to join the Cosby debate

Last Updated: January 6, 2015 @ 10:16 PM

“Girls” executive producer Jenni Konner is defending Judd Apatow for speaking out against Bill Cosby.

This, after “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris slammed the “Knocked Up” director for being “strangely obsessive” about the comedian’s sexual assault scandal.

“[Barris] was like, ‘You’re obsessed,’ and I was like, ‘Um, I wish more people were obsessed with a rapist [who assaulted women] when they were unconscious,'” Konner told HuffPost Live. “I thought it was insane. I wish that everyone was as obsessed [as Judd is] with the idea that [Cosby] should not be working and not be getting paid to work.”

Konner went on to say more people should follow Apatow’s example.

“I feel like Judd is the only one talking about it really, publicly, or one of the only celebrities and certainly one of the only men talking about it. And so I think the reason he is going on and on about it is because no one else is, and thank God he is. Like, I’ve never been prouder to be his partner than at this moment.”

Last month, Apatow criticized Cosby on Twitter after more than 20 women accused the embattled comedian of raping, sexually assaulting or drugging them.

Apatow also took aim at a couple of venues that had not canceled the 77-year-old’s stand-up appearances.

Barris then questioned why the director singled Cosby out and didn’t use his social media platform to speak out against other issues, such as the deaths of Michael Brown or Eric Garner.

“I mean ur a comedy god but u have an extremely narrowband and privileged scope for ur powerful rage,” Barris tweeted.

Cosby was also the subject of debate during the premiere of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice.”

On Sunday, executive producer and host Donald Trump weighed in on “Cosby Show” alum Keshia Night Pulliam’s decision not to call on her TV dad for help during a challenge.

“This show was taped just before the terrible Bill Cosby revelations came to light. She still should have asked him for money-goes to charity,” Trump tweeted about Pulliam’s decision.

Apatow responded to Trump’s tweet, suggesting Pulliam may hate Cosby.

“She has known for years that he is an awful person. Accusations started in 05,” wrote the “40-year-Old Virgin” director.

Cosby hasn’t been charged with any crimes stemming from the allegations. But the fallout prompted the cancellation of a Netflix special, caused NBC to drop a comedy series that was in the works, and has led to several of his shows being canceled.

In a statement previously issued to TheWrap, Cosby attorney Martin Singer denounced the star’s accusers: “The new, never-before-heard claims from women who have come forward in the past two weeks with unsubstantiated, fantastical stories about things they say occurred 30, 40, or even 50 years ago have escalated far past the point of absurdity.”

Watch Konner defend Apatow in the video here.

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