Judd Apatow: Inaction on Cosby Says "You Can Do It and You're Not Going to Get in Trouble"

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Judd Apatow during his interview with CNN's Don Lemon

"We're very concerned about those two [escaped killers in New York], but Cosby's just at home eating cereal."

Judd Apatow brought his Bill Cosby crusade to CNN on Wednesday night, saying "it's terrifying" that the comedian allegedly raped more than two dozen women.

He compared the media coverage of Cosby's situation to that of the two convicted killers who recently escaped from a New York prison.

"We're very concerned about those two people, but Cosby's just at home eating cereal. And I think it's important that people try to do something about it because if not it says to other people, 'You can do it and you're not going to get in trouble,'" Apatow told CNN's Don Lemon.

The Trainwreck director has been a vocal critic of Cosby's in recent months as accusations of Cosby drugging and sexually assaulting women have continued to mount.

Apatow also told Lemon that he was convinced those women were telling the truth by a friend of his who has not yet come forward but also claims to be a Cosby victim.

"She just told me what happened," he said. "And I thought, 'Wow, every one of those stories is true.'"

He went on to say that any woman who was assaulted by Cosby should get some kind of "reparations."

"People say, 'Oh, they're out for something.' No one wants anything, really. But the truth is they deserve something," Apatow said. "This, I'm sure, ruined an enormous amount of people's lives. That's what reparations are for."

As for Cosby and his lawyers' repeated denials, Apatow said, "He has denied a lot of things but hasn't denied getting seven prescriptions for Quaaludes. … It's a crazy thing to do. Because it's a knock-out drug."

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