Former NBC Employee Says Cosby Paid Off Women

A former NBC facilities manager named Frank Scotti has told the New York Daily News that he helped Bill Cosby deliver payments to a variety of women. He claims Cosby made payments of up to $2000 a month to eight women, which Scotti assisted with between 1989 and 1990. Scotti saved copies of some of the payments, which he believes went to women whom Cosby had sex with. Though he wasn't told what the money was for, Scotti says he was sure of what was going on. "He was sending these women $2,000 a month. What else could I think?" he said in the exclusive interview. One of the women Scotti delivered money to was Shawn Thompson, mother of Autumn Jackson, who famously claimed to be Cosby's daughter.

In addition to delivering the money orders, Scotti says that Cosby would ask him to watch the door while he spent time alone with young women, often models who were sent from a New York agency. Scotti says Cosby even asked him to find an apartment for one of those models to inhabit. These kinds of requests prompted Scotti to eventually quit The Cosby Show.

Cosby's lawyer, Marty Singer, has denied Scotti's claims, saying:

"What evidence does he have of Mr. Cosby’s involvement? 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.”

This goes along with what the Cosby party has said over a period of multiple rape allegations and public speculation, with The Cosby Show producers recently stating that they knew nothing about such activities on their set. Singer released an official statement maintaining Cosby's innocence:

Over the last several weeks, decade-old, discredited allegations against Mr. Cosby have resurfaced. The fact that they are being repeated does not make them true. Mr. Cosby does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment. He would like to thank all his fans for the outpouring of support and assure them that, at age 77, he is doing his best work. There will be no further statement from Mr. Cosby or any of his representatives.