The rape scandal involving comedian and actor Bill Cosby isn’t going away — in fact it’s intensifying. In addition to the number of women accusing Cosby of rape growing from 10 to 16 in the past week, a former NBC employee now claims to have facilitated Cosby’s many extramarital affairs and alleged sexual assaults — at Cosby’s insistence.
Frank Scotti, 90, says that he stood guard outside of Cosby’s dressing room while the comedian brought through a string of young models and paid them for their silence. Scotti also claims to have secured an apartment for Cosby to continue his exploits in private.
In the late 1980s, Scotti worked as the facilities manager of the Brooklyn studio where The Cosby Show was tapped. According Scotti, at the height of The Cosby Show’s fame in the years 1989 and 1990, he paid eight women around $2,000 a month on Cosby’s behalf.
While Scotti did not accuse Cosby of rape or drugging any of the women paraded through his dressing room, he did say that models as young as 16 were sent to Cosby through arrangements he made with a modeling studio in Manhattan. In addition to using Scotti to stand guard, Cosby allegedly covered up the rendezvous by saying he wanted to see the model to audition her for a part on his hit sitcom.
According to Scotti, he eventually had enough of covering for Bill Cosby, and quit his job rather than continue.
“He’d tell me, ‘Stand outside the door and don’t let anyone in. Now you put that together and figure (out) why… I used to like him, but that’s the reason I quit him after so many years — because of the girls.”
Scotti’s claims are supported by those of some of Cosby’s alleged victims. As the Inquisitr previously reported, Cosby’s alleged rapes occurred in various places: Cosby’s studio bungalow, luxury hotels, Cosby’s dressing room, and even in the back of a chauffeured limousine. There is always one common thread in the rape allegations: the woman claims that Cosby met with her ostensibly to mentor her acting or modeling career.
Former comedy club owner Joyce Emmons has also been witness to Cosby’s antics — and an alleged victim. Emmons knew Cosby in the 1970s and 1980s when the comedian was still regularly working the comedy club circuit. She told TMZ that Cosby never drank alcohol or took drugs, but always had a drawer full of multiple drugs in his hotel rooms, including Quaaludes.
Emmons claims that one night after she complained of a headache, Cosby gave her a white pill. The pill caused her to black out, and she woke up the next morning nude in the bed of a friend of Cosby’s who had unsuccessfully tried to hit on her earlier in the night. While Emmons did not accuse Bill Cosby of rape, she said when she demanded to know what he had given her, Cosby laughed and said it was “just a Quaalude.”
While the Bill Cosby rape scandal continues to unfold, Cosby has remained reluctant to comment. After weeks of silence, he finally told a Florida Today reporter, “I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn’t have to answer to innuendos. People should fact check. People shouldn’t have to go through that and shouldn’t answer to innuendos.”