A 90-year-old former NBC employee claims he assisted the sitcom legend pay thousands of dollars every month to eight different women during filming of 'The Cosy Show.'
In the midst of Bill Cosby's sexual assault allegations, a 90-year-old ex-employee of NBC has come forward and confirmed claims of the sitcom's adultery during the successful 1984-92 run of 'The Cosby Show.'
Bill Cosby has been accused of sexual assault by at least a dozen women
Frank Scotti, who worked as a facilities manager for the Brooklyn NBC Studio where 'Cosby Show' was filmed, recently revealed to the New York Daily News that he was responsible for paying more than eight women monthly sums for their silence. He even claimed some women were paid $2,000 at a time.
Scotti told the newspaper "[Cosby] had everybody fooled, nobody suspected," and admitted he decided to go public about this after the number of allegations of Cosby sexually assaulted women grew. "I felt sorry for the women," he said.
In order to prove his claims, Scotti provided NY Daily News with money orders to four women, and said the 77 year-old star asked him to put his own name on them. "He was covering himself by having my name on it," the former NBC worker said. "It was a cover-up. I realized it later."
Interestingly, one of the woman, named Shawn Thompson, was reportedly given more than $100,000 after their affair began in 1974. Thompson's daughter, Autumn Jackson, believes Coby is her father, but he has denied this.
Scotti is quite confident every women receiving these monthly payments was having sex with Cosby. "Why else would he be sending money?" he asked. "He was sending these women $2,000 a month. What else could I think?"
The former employee claims Cosby paid off women during the 1984-92 run of 'The Cosby Show'
The legendary comedian's lawyer, Martin Singer, has since squashed Scotti's story.
"What evidence does he have of Mr. Cosby's involvement?" Singer said. "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."
Cosby is now facing allegations of sexual assault from well over ten different women, including former supermodel Janice Dickinson, and as a result, among other cancelations, Netflix decided to pull an upcoming stand-up comedy special.