*Another person has come forward in the ever-evolving Bill Cosby saga.
This time it’s Frank Scotti, a former NBC employee who worked as facilities manager with Cosby during “The Cosby Show’s” run on the network from 1984 – 1992.
In an interview with the New York Daily News, Scott claimed he helped Cosby pay women off with monthly payments of $2,000 “all over the United States and Europe.” According to Scotti, he stood guard at Cosby’s dressing room while comic legend entertained women. Although he never saw any abuse actually taking place, Scotti confessed that he was “suspicious.”
As for why decided to speak out on the situation after staying quite for decades, Scotti, stated that he “felt sorry for the women.” Scotti goes on to say that Cosby had an arrangement with a modeling agency to “deliver” women to his dressing room, some as young as 16-years-old.
Among the women Scott claimed to have paid off was Shawn Thompson, whose daughter previously said that Cosby was her father.
“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.”
As people continue to be divided over Cosby, “Saturday Night Live’s” Michael Che is hopeful that he will be able to forgive the entertainer’s iconic TV character, Dr. Cliff Huxtable.
Che weighed in on TV Land’s decision to pull all episodes of “The Cosby Show” as he admitted having mixed feelings regarding the move.
“I don’t know how to feel about that, because I don’t know Bill Cosby, but Cliff Huxtable practically raised me,” the “Saturday Night Live” star shared this past weekend on Weekend Update. “I loved that dude. The only thing he tried to sneak when people were asleep was a hoagie.”
Although he mocked Cosby’s infamous “Pull your pants up!” comment, Che mentioned that maybe he could forgive Dr. Huxtable.
“I know it’s not the same thing, but I forgave Kramer,” he joked.
To see Che’s Weekend Update segment on Cosby, check out the video below: