Former NBC Employee Claims He Paid Off Women As Bill Cosby’s “Fixer”

Frank Scotti, a former facilities manager for NBC, says that he paid off as many as eight women for Bill Cosby from 1989-1990, telling The New York Daily News, “I did a lot of crazy things for him. He was covering himself by having my name on it. It was a coverup. I realized it later.”

Scotti, now 90 years old, alleges that Cosby had him guard his dressing room while he was in there with young models, and used Scotti to deliver monthly payouts (usually via money order) to eight different women, including Shawn Thompson, whose daughter, Autumn Jackson, claimed Cosby was her father. Scotti said that during the year period, he facilitated paying thousands of dollars to the women.

“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 (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 says Cosby would give him cash but instruct him to pay the women with money orders in Scotti’s own name. Scotti presented the Daily News with receipts for the money orders, which he had kept all these years. One of those women was Angela Leslie, who alleged that Cosby chased her out of a hotel room after she refused to have sex with him.

Scotti also claims that Cosby had an arrangement with a modeling agency that would deliver models, some as young as 16, for him to pick from. “‘I want you to keep that one girl here,’” Scotti remembers Cosby telling him about one young woman. “‘I want to interview her for a part in the show.’” Then the owner of the modeling agency would leave with the rest of the models Cosby didn’t want.

“The owner just walked right out,” Scotti told the Daily News. “She knew exactly what was going to go on. Then [Cosby] would tell me, ‘Stand outside the door and don’t let anyone in.’ Now you put that together and figure (out) why.”

Scotti eventually quit his job at NBC as he became more and more suspicious of Cosby’s behavior. “It bothered me. … You’ve got all of these kids, every time,” he told the Daily News. “I used to like him, but that’s the reason I quit him after so many years — because of the girls.”

Cosby’s attorney Martin Singer issued yet another dismissive denial of Scotti’s accusations, 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.” Yeah, because that’s what 90-year-old retirees are all about — fame. (Howwwww does Martin Singer sleep at night, for real.)

[NY Daily News]