Now, a number of celebrities – some of whom had defended Cosby these last few months and others who have been vocal critics -- are taking to Twitter to share their shock and indignation.
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Former Cosby supporter
Jill Scott shared several messages, explaining her disappointment with the news, saying she is "completely disgusted."
But Scott wasn't the only one to voice her thoughts on the developments.
One critic who has stood strongly against the 77-year-old comic is filmmaker Judd Apatow, who wrote on Twitter, "It's a very sad situation. Now can we all stand up and support the victims? Will silence continue?"
Apatow also spoke with Esquire
about the revelation, saying, "I don't think there is anything new here. It is only new to people who didn't believe an enormous amount of women who stated clearly that he drugged them. We shouldn't need Bill Cosby to admit it to believe forty people who were victimized by him. I am sure there are many victims who have not come forward. Maybe now more people in show business and all around our country will stand up and tell the people he attacked that we support you and believe you. I also hope Camille Cosby and Phylicia Rashad will now stand with the victims and not with their attacker."
A rep for Cosby released a statement to ABC News regarding the court documents, saying ,"The only reason Mr. Cosby settled was because it would have been embarrassing in those days to put all those women on the stand and his family had no clue. That would have been very hurtful."
Cosby has also never been criminally charged and most of the accusations are barred by statutes of limitations. Through representatives, Cosby has repeatedly denied that the allegations are true.