Former co-worker claims Cosby paid off women


In a weekend interview about a series of sexual assault allegations, Bill Cosby said people should check the facts before believing what he calls "innuendos." Now new and disturbing claims about Cosby's affairs with women are coming from a longtime NBC network employee, reports CBS News correspondent Don Dahler.

Frank Scotti used to work with Cosby when the comedian had his groundbreaking sitcom on NBC during the 1980s.

Not only does Scotti claim he sent thousands of dollars in monthly payments to the women on Cosby's behalf, but he also allegedly witnessed some of Cosby's inappropriate behavior.

Frank Scotti said he still has the receipts from the money orders he regularly sent to women he believed were Cosby's ex-lovers.

"Again why would I be sending some woman $2,000? Suspicious," Scotti said in a New York Daily News interview.

And, he said Cosby arranged for an agency to send aspiring models to his dressing room, some of whom he claimed were teenagers.

"He'd say, 'Get rid of everybody, and leave that one there,'" Scotti said.

Scotti, is now 90 years old and a relative told "CBS This Morning" he has been sharing those stories with his family for years.

But Cosby's lawyer Martin Singer was dismissive and said: "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."

The near daily trickle of accusations and revelations against Cosby has not stopped. Renita Chaney Hill is the latest woman to claim she was drugged and raped by Cosby.

Chaney Hill said she appeared in "Picture Pages," Cosby's educational program, when she was just a 15-year-old-model.

"I always thought it was odd that after I had this drink, I would end up in my bed the next day and I wouldn't remember anything," she said. "It just felt weird to me, and I remember still being in high school saying to him, 'You know, I'll come see you, but I don't want to drink, it makes me feel funny.'"

On Friday, Cosby told Florida Today: "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."

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His attorney also blamed the media: "This situation is an unprecedented example of the media's breakneck rush to run stories without any corroboration or adherence to traditional journalistic standards. ... It is long past time for this media vilification of Mr. Cosby to stop."

Cosby received a standing ovation Friday night during a performance in Melbourne, Florida, but according to the Associated Press, at least eight shows on his comedy tour have now been canceled.