Ex-NBC employee Frank Scotti says he "felt like a pimp" when he worked with Bill Cosby.
Scotti claims that for several years, he would regularly bring women to the comedian's dressing room in Brooklyn, but he can't account for what happened behind closed doors. "Every time he had somebody I had to watch, I had the girl stay there," he told Kate Snow in a TODAY show interview on Monday. "I felt dirty."
The former NBC employee claims that he was Cosby's right-hand man back then and at times says he was asked by The Cosby Show star to send money to women, sometimes thousands of dollars a month. "I just felt, you know, he's not the person I thought he was," Scotti said of the 77-year-old entertainer.
While Cosby's lawyer, Martin Singer, says Scotti's story is "pure speculation so that he can get his 15 minutes of fame," Scotti claims he has copies of money orders and detailed payouts that he's saved from his days working with the comedian.
Cosby himself had been keeping quiet about the numerous sexual assault allegations that have surfaced against him this month, but briefly addressed the claims with Florida Today after receiving a standing ovation at his comedy show this weekend. "I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn't have to answer to innuendos,'' he said. "People should fact check."
Cosby has universally denied all accusations and has never been criminally charged for any of the claims against him.