- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Film director Judd Apatow was among the first celebrities to weigh in on Bill Cosby’s arrest Wednesday, saying he hopes the criminal case can bring some closure to the dozens of alleged victims who claimed to have been sexually assaulted by the iconic comedian.

Mr. Apatow took to Twitter Wednesday, shortly after news broke Mr. Cosby was charged with sexually assaulting a Temple University employee at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004, the New York Daily News reported.

Bill Cosby has spent his life attempting to silence the women he has assaulted with threats, lawsuits and money,” Mr. Apatow wrote.

“Hopefully now many of these women will get to tell their stories in a court of law and the people who supported him will get deposed,” he added.

It’s the first time Mr. Cosby has been charged after more than 50 women came forward in the last year to allege he drugged and sexually assaulted them over a span of five decades.

“Impossible to feel anything but sad at the downfall of Bill Cosby due to his own awfulness,” tweeted comedian Michael Ian Black.

“Kind of hoping for an OJ style low-speed car chase as police try to arrest Cosby,” he wrote.

“Driver: “0h s–.. The cops are pulling us over…” Bill Cosby: F– man.. I got a warrant! Damn…” #HoodDrama,” tweeted rapper Ice-T.

“The West Wing” actor Joshua Malina tweeted: “Happy holidays, @billcosby. May the new year bring you all that you deserve.”

“Coincidence #BillCosby arraigned the day before NYEVE - tomorrow media will cover parties and a day later it’ll be last year’s news - PR,” tweeted fashion publicist and TV personality Kelly Cutrone.

“Between Holtzclaw and Cosby, I’d rather look at this as justice for women/sexual assault victims,” tweeted actress Issa Rae.

Conservative pundit Ann Coulter got political, tweeting, “More runaway white privilege: If Hillary’s so jazzed to have sexual predator Bill Clinton campaign for her, why no invitation to Bill Cosby?”

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