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Hollywood split on latest Cosby revelations

Court documents from 2005 revealed that Cosby admitted to using sedatives on one of his alleged victims.

Comedian Bill Cosby. Picture: Bill Cosby Community on Facebook.

NEW YORK - Hollywood has been voicing its views on the recently revealed admission in 2005 by Bill Cosby that he had got prescription sedatives to give to women before having sex with them.

Director Judd Apatow wants Cosby's onscreen wife and his real life one to stand with the two dozen women who have accused the comedian of sexual assault.

Apatow echoes a sentiment shared by many, telling Esquire magazine, the public shouldn't have needed the newly-released documents to believe the 40 women who already came forward with stories of sexual assault.

Singer Jill Scott, who calls Cosby a mentor, said she was wrong to have publicly defended him last year, when more allegations started to surface.

Whoopi Goldberg meanwhile backs the comedian, saying he is innocent until proven guilty.

NETWORKS PULLING PLUGS

Networks in the US are pulling re-runs of Bill Cosby-centred sitcoms, following the revelation that the comedian admitted to getting Quaaludes to give to women he wanted to have sex with.

According to documents newly unsealed, thanks to an investigation by the Associated Press, Cosby admitted he asked for seven prescriptions of the sedative.

Bounce TV and Centric, A BET owned network have both immediately stopped showing re-runs of both Cosby and the Cosby show.

Accusations of sexual assault against Cosby caused a public outcry when they first started to gain momentum late last year, leading to the comedian losing projects with Netflix and NBC.

He also had to cancel multiple stand-up tour dates. Cosby has repeatedly denied the allegations.

COSBY LAWYER MUM

Lawyers for Bill Cosby have yet to respond to newly-obtained court documents that show the comedian admitted to getting prescription sedatives to give to women he wanted to have sex with.

More than 20 women have come forward publicly accusing the entertainer of sexually assaulting them when seeking career advice.