Explosive New Cosby Allegation Explains How He Might Have Gotten Away with It
More women, including actresses Michelle Hurd and Angela Leslie, have come forward to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual abuse. And this weekend a former NBC employee, whose job was guarding Cosby's Brooklyn dressing room, told the explosive tale of how he was allegedly dispatched by the comedian to make pay-offs to wronged women to keep them silent.
The New York Daily News scored the interview with a former facilities manager for NBC by the name of Frank Scotti, who claims Cosby regularly gave him bags of $100 bills to buy money orders in various amounts to be sent to women on a monthly basis. These amounts sometimes reached $2,000 a month, Scotti told the Daily News, and the money orders were always purchased in Scotti's name.
“I did a lot of crazy things for him,” Scotti told the tabloid. “He was covering himself by having my name on it. It was a coverup. I realized it later.” Scotti, who is now 90, also talked about being asked by Cosby to find the apartment of a woman Scotti suspects Cosby was seeing.
“I was suspicious that something was going on,” Scotti told the Daily News. “I suspected that he was having sex with them because the other person he was sending money to [Shawn Thompson] he was definitely having sex with. Why else would he be sending money?”
Since the Cosby scandal has gathered momentum in recent weeks, with more than a dozen women accusing Cosby of sexual impropriety including drugging and raping many of them, there has been a fair amount of soul searching, especially among entertainment journalists, about how the popular comedian was given a pass for so many years. There has also been a great deal of speculation about why so many of the women remained silent.
So far, no one has corroborated Scotti's story, and Cosby's lawyer, Martin Singer, vigorously denies it, saying Scotti has no evidence for his claims. “How would Scotti know if a woman was a model or a secretary? It appears that his story is pure speculation so that he can get his 15 minutes of fame,” Singer said.
Singer has categorically denied the accusations his client faces, calling them "fantastical stories" that are becoming "increasingly ridiculous."