It turns out Judd Apatow has been accused of theft before. (Thanks, Ben Segedin!) I don’t know whether he’s an idea thief or not, but he does seem to come off better than his accusers. From a very old Harper’s (“Don’t have a cow, man“):
I am sorry you are upset. I am not a thief of ideas. I’m sorry you believe differently.
For those who dislike the use of strong language: the above link leads to strong language. For those who enjoy it: you’re in luck.