"Girls" executive producer Jenni Konner commended Judd Apatow on Tuesday for speaking out against Bill Cosby, this after "Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris rebuked Apatow as having "strangely obsessive" behavior about the embattled comic.
In December, Apatow slammed Cosby and two venues that had not canceled the 77-year-old's appearances in the wake of numerous sexual assault accusations. Over the course of several tweets, Barris criticized Apatow for his focus on Cosby and questioned why the director didn't also use his social media platform to speak out against other social issues (like the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner). Barris himself was then accused of defending Cosby -- "I WAS IN NO WAY DEFENDING COSBY. At all. Period," he wrote -- before he and Apatow appeared to part ways in an amicable fashion.
When Konner spoke with HuffPost Live's Ricky Camilleri about the upcoming fourth season of "Girls," she characterized the accusations against Cosby as "some serial killer, Jeffrey Dahmer shit" and called Barris' criticism of Apatow "insane." Said Konner:
[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. ... 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. ... 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.
More than 20 women have accused Cosby of sexual misconduct. Martin Singer, Cosby's lawyer, has previously called the allegations against Cosby "unsubstantiated" and "fantastical."
Watch Konner defend Apatow in the video above, and click here to see her full HuffPost Live conversation.
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