Ex-NBC Employee Helped Pay Bill Cosby's Victims Off; Accuser Wants To File Class Action Lawsuit
Tanay Hudson (@NYStateOfMind2)
As the days go by, Bill Cosby's image becomes more and more tarnished.
One of the newer accusers, Louisa Moritz, wants to gather nine of Cosby's accusers and file a class action lawsuit against him, TMZ reports. Moritz told TMZ last week that Cosby sexually assaulted her in his dressing room before an appearance on one of the Tonight Show programs back in 1971.
Her case may get thrown out because she waited so long to say something and because of a statute of limitations. Moritz said she already began consulting with lawyers.
Meanwhile, an ex-NBC employee has come forward with his own claims against Cosby. Former NBC facilities manager Frank Scotti said that he aided Cosby in his extramarital affairs from 1989-1990. In an interview with the NY Daily News, Scotti said that not only would he stand outside of his dressing rooms after young models were invited in, but he would also pay these females up to $2,000 a month for them to keep quiet. Scotti said that he delivered payments to eight different women over the course of that year. One of these women was Shawn Thompson, whose daughter Autumn Jackson claims that Cosby is her father.
“I was suspicious that something was going on,” said the 90-year-old. “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." He continued, "Why else would he be sending money? He was sending these women $2,000 a month. What else could I think?”
Scotti said he decided to come forward because he "felt sorry for the women."
So far, allegations show that 17 victims have accused Cosby of sexual assault between 1965 and 2004.