The Bill Cosby scandal continues to gets messier by the day.
As women continue to come forward with allegations that the comedian sexually assaulted them, one former NBC employee now claims to have assisted Cosby in the cover up. Frank Scotti, who worked as facilities manager for the network, sat down with the NY Daily News and claimed that he helped Cosby pay women off with $2,000 monthly payments “all over the United States and Europe.”
Scotti, 90, has come forward, admitting he essentially worked as Cosby’s fixer during the run of “The Cosby Show” in the late 80s and early 90s.
Scotti claims he would stand outside Cosby’s dressing room and watch the door when he brought young women there to engage in sexual activity.
Scotti also says he helped Cosby distribute money to the women with whom he had sex.
I was suspicious that something was going on. I suspected that he was having sex with them because the other person he was sending money to (a woman named Shawn Thompson) he was definitely having sex with. Why else would he be sending money? He was sending these women $2,000 a month. What else could I think?
Scotti saved money orders from some of the transactions he completed for Cosby. Scotti claims that at the time, he didn’t realize he was actually part of a massive cover-up.
Scotti mentioned Cosby had an arrangement with a New York modeling agency. The head of the agency would deliver young women to Cosby’s dressing room, and leave the one of Cosby’s choosing alone with the star. Scotti believes some of the girls may have been as young as 16 years old.
The owner just walked right out. 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.
This doesn’t necessarily mean Cosby was sexually assaulting these women, but it was enough to make Scotti feel so uneasy, he felt he had to quit his job as the facilities manager at the studio where “The Cosby Show” was taped. Scotti said,
It bothered me. You’ve got all of these kids, every time. I used to like him, but that’s the reason I quit him after so many years — because of the girls.