Frank Scotti, a former NBC employee who worked with Bill Cosby on The Cosby Show, is claiming that he delivered payouts to various women on Cosby's behalf throughout the late '80s and early '90s. Scotti also states that part of his job was to stand as guard when young women (often delivered from modeling agencies) were sent to Cosby's dressing room. "That's the reason I quit him after so many years," he told The New York Daily News. "Because of the girls."
Scotti (who also gave an interview with Today) says he was suspicious about delivering the money and that he assumed it was pay-off to the women Cosby was having sex with:
Scotti told The News that he believes Cosby was sleeping with all the women who received money.
"I was suspicious that something was going on," said Scotti. "I suspected that he was having sex with them..
"Why else would he be sending money?" Scotti asked. "He was sending these women $2,000 a month. What else could I think?"
Scotti has saved copies of the money orders, all of which were made out in his name. "I did a lot of crazy things for [Cosby]," he says. "He was covering himself by having my name on it. It was a coverup. I realized it later."
More disturbing, however, is Scotti's accusation that Cosby would have young models (some—according to Scotti—only 16 years old) practically hand-delivered to his door.
Scotti said Cosby also had an arrangement with a Manhattan modeling agency in which the owner would deliver young women to his dressing room...
"'I want you to keep that one girl here,' " Scotti quoted Cosby as telling him. " 'I want to interview her for a part in the show.'"
The other models and the agency's owner would quickly disappear, leaving Cosby's pick alone with the comedian.
"The owner just walked right out," he recounted. "She knew exactly what was going to go on. Then he'd tell me, 'Stand outside the door and don't let anyone in.' Now you put that together and figure (out) why."
When asked why he was only speaking out now, Scotti says he "felt sorry for the women" who have recently come forward with sexual assault allegations against the comedian. (Sounds like those women probably would have appreciated that outspoken pity in 1990, but, HEY, better late than never.)
In other Bill Cosby news, a well-intentioned game developer who "has a serious dislike for rape and sexual assault" (SAME) has created a Bill Cosby video game in which you attempt to dodge the pills that Cosby is trying to drop in your drink. It is exactly as tasteful as it sounds.
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