Ex-NBC Employee Frank Scotti Says He Helped Bill Cosby Pay Off “Models”

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Ex-NBC Employee Frank Scotti Says He Helped Bill Cosby Pay Off “Models” (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

More Bill Cosby sexual assault drama: Frank Scotti, a 90-year-old former NBC employee, said he stood guard outside Bill Cosby’s dressing room while he entertained “models.” Scotti claims he helped deliver thousands of dollars from the comedian to eight different women.

When Cosby invited young models into his Brooklyn dressing room, the megastar’s pal stood watch outside the door. When the married Cosby sought a Queens apartment for another pretty face, Scotti arranged the deal.

And when the man behind Fat Albert needed cash disbursed to his flock of single female friends — hey, hey, hey — Scotti became the conduit for payments of up to $2,000 a month.

“He had everybody fooled,” said Scotti in an exclusive interview with the Daily News. “Nobody suspected.”

Scotti came forward last week with his insider’s look at Cosby’s womanizing ways during the magical 1984-92 run of “The Cosby Show.”…

The 90-year-old Scotti said he decided to speak as the drumbeat of sexual abuse allegations against Cosby, 77, grew steadily louder. “I felt sorry for the women,” he told The News.

I have no doubt that Bill Cosby engaged in this behavior, but he’s hardly alone and there’s no excuse for this behavior. I am sure many more have similar stories with other celebrities and athletes.

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Frank Scotti said he helped pay off girls for Bill Cosby

“How to Get Away With Murder” Winter Finale’s Best Twist Wasn’t Sam’s Killer

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“”How to Get Away With Murder” Midseason Finale’s Best Twist Wasn’t Sam’s Killer (Photo Credit: ABC Video Screengrab)

ABC’s new hit show, “How to Get Away with Murder” stunned during its winter finale entitled “Kill Me, Kill Me, Kill Me.” I have to admit, I am starting to like this show a whole lot more than “Scandal.” In its ninth episode, we got to see who Sam’s (Tom Verica) killer was. The build-up to the revelation was hyped on social media with the hashtag #WhoKilledSam. That wasn’t the best twist of the episode.

Based on social media response and its solid ratings in the tough 10 p.m. ET slot, the Shonda Rhimes series is a hit. The series doesn’t drag story lines on and on. They hook you and then drop the truth.

Back to Sam’s demise. After the students find a drunken Sam at home, things got heated fast, particularly after Rebecaa (Katie Findlay) makes a beeline for the bedroom he shared with Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) to download the contents of his laptop onto a flash drive.  Two people who could be blamed for his death — Michaela (Aja Naomi King) who accidentally pushed him over the bannister and Wes (Alfred Enoch), who bashed him in the head with “the trophy” after he struggled with Rebecca.

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the night was when Wes came back to the scene to retrieve murder weapon AKA “the trophy.” He apologized over Sam’s body, but he wasn’t alone. Annalise was there and told him not to be sorry. Well, there are a lot more questions about what happened after Wes ran into Annalise, including did she allow them to remove the body from the home and who cleaned up the murder scene? What role did she play, if any in the cover-up? As you can see, 2015 will be very interesting for “How to Get Away with Murder.”

Here’s the reaction on Twitter:

Bill Cosby on Rape Allegations: “A Guy Doesn’t Have to Answer to Innuendos”

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Bill Cosby on Rape Allegations: “A Guy Doesn’t Have to Answer to Innuendos” (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Embattled actor/comedian Bill Cosby is sort-of speaking out about the allegations of sexual assault leveled against him by 12 women, saying “a guy doesn’t have to answer to innuendos” and “people should check facts,” the Florida Today reports.

Embattled comedian and actor Bill Cosby told FLORIDA TODAY before his scheduled show tonight at the King Center in Melbourne, that recent offers of cash and prizes to heckle his performance only feed a ‘frat house mentality’ and that he didn’t plan to mention the controversy of allegations of sexual assault tonight to the sold out crowd.

So today I was informed of this radio station that is offering money for people to stand up and heckle in order to collect prizes and money,” Cosby told FLORIDA TODAY in a backstage one-on-one interview.

“The thing is, these people are prodding and pushing people and asking people to have a frat house mentality. Now suppose someone brings a weapon or decided to do more foolishness. There will be announcements made and the stations made some disclaimers, but what if people don’t listen to what they said and they entice violence. That’s not good for anyone.

[…]

“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.” Source: Florida Today

This comes as Cosby cancels more shows due to the allegations. Child TV star Renita Chaney Hill recently came forward saying he drugged her at age 15. Um, how did he get access to a 15 year old? Where were her parents? Still Bill Cosby got a standing ovation at a Melbourne, Fla, show, which was also sold-out.

Among the women accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault are Carla Ferrigno (wife of Lou Ferrigno, the Hulk), Angela LeslieLouisa Moritz, Tamara Green, Barbara Bowman, Beth Ferrier, Therese Serignese, Joan Tarshis and supermodel Janice Dickinson.

The Queen Latifah Show Cancelled Due to Ratings, Costs

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the Queen Latifah Show Cancelled Due to Ratings, Costs

QUEEN LATIFAH SHOW CANCELLED:  Bad news for fans of Queen Latifah, whose real name is Dana Owens. Her show, “The Queen Latifah Show” has been cancelled due to low ratings and costs, TMZ reports.

The show is in its second season and will cease production at the end of the year> New new episodes will continue to air through March 2015, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Queen Latifah posted a heartfelt message on Facebook:

Deion Sanders’ Ex Tweets Recording of Kids Allegedly Saying He Kicked, Choked Son

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Deion Sanders’ Ex Tweets Recording of Kids Allegedly Saying He Kicked, Choked Son (Credit: Video Screengrab)

NFL great Deion Sanders ex-wife, Pilar Sanders, tweeted a recording of his kids allegedly saying he “kicked” and “choked” his son. Sanders has “Deion’s Family Playbook” on OWN TV, which focuses on parenting skills.

Deion Sanders won custody of their two sons, Shilo, 14, and Shedeur, 12, and daughter, Shelomi, 10, in a bitter child custody case with Pilar. Shelomi Sanders is allegedly heard telling her mother that Deion Sanders kicked and choked his son.

TV Land Pulls Cosby Show Repeats, NBC Drops Plans for Comedy Series

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TV Land Pulls Cosby Show Repeats, NBC Drops Plans for Comedy Series (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

BILL COSBY SEX ASSAULT SCANDAL:  TV Land has pulled “The Cosby Show” repeats and NBC dropped plans for a comedy series as the sex assault scandal continues to swirl. Netflix also scrapped a planned collaboration. A total of five women, including Barbara Bowman, Joan Tarshis and Janice Dickinson, have accused the actor/comedian of drugging and sexually assaulting them decades ago.

TV Land isn’t the only home for Cosby. Fellow Viacom property (and BET sibling) Centric also airs repeats of The Cosby Show. It’s not immediately clear if they’re follow suit.

On the streaming side, both Amazon and Hulu have rights to The Cosby Show. As of Wednesday afternoon, it’s still available on both. Representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment, and neither did Centric.

Weeks of bubbling criticism over sex abuse claims against Cosby seemed to come to a head on Tuesday night when Netflix postponed plans to air a comedy special about the 77-year-old. Then, on Wednesday morning, NBC followed suit by expectedly scrapping a comedy it was developing with the actor and comedian. Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Former DA Wanted to Arrest Bill Cosby for Alleged Assault of Andrea Constand

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Former DA Wanted to Arrest Bill Cosby for Alleged Assault of Andrea Constand (Photo Credit: Twitter)

BILL COSBY RAPE ALLEGATIONS:  The Bill Cosby rape scandal continues to intensify. Former Montgomery County, Penn., district attorney Bruce Castor told the Daily Mail he wanted to arrest the actor/comedian on rape charges after Andrea Constand claimed he drugged and sexually assaulted her at his Pennsylvania home in January 2004. Castor decided against pursuing the charges due to insufficient evidence.

Miss Constand, a former director of operations for Temple University’s women’s basketball team and college basketball star, launched a legal suit against Cosby, a man she called her ‘mentor’, in March 2005. She was the first – and only woman – to press charges against the comic legend.

And today, Mr Castor, who is now Montgomery County commissioner, told MailOnline exclusively: ‘I wanted to arrest Bill Cosby because I thought he was probably guilty, but being able to prove anything beyond a reasonable doubt and thinking he’s probably guilty are two different things.

‘We knew back then that other woman had come forward, but even if they did it didn’t mean anything for our case as none of those cases resulted in charges and were remote in time.’

Commissioner Castor, a former two-term DA of Montgomery County and a private lawyer at the Bryn Mawr law office of Rogers and Associates., added: ‘The lady who was allegedly attacked waited a year before she reported it. As a result of that delay, any possible corroborating physical evidence was unavailable to us.

‘We couldn’t test for hairs, fibers, DNA and drugs in her system that might match those at Mr Cosby’s house. We didn’t have any corroborative evidence. Source: Daily Mail

Joan Tarshis, a former publicist, accused Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 1969, when she was 19 years old. She accused Cosby of being a “serial rapist.” Barbara Bowman said no-one would listen until a man spoke up about the allegations surrounding Bill Cosby. Comedian Hannibal Buress called Cosby a rapist during one of his comedy routines.

Joan Tarshis Says Bill Cosby Sexually Assaulted Her in 1969

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Joan Tarshis Says Bill Cosby Sexually Assaulted Her in 1969

Joan Tarshis is the latest woman to accuse Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her. She appeared on CNN’s “New Day” saying she performed oral s*x on Cosby in 1969. Yes, 1969, which makes it 45 years ago. When pressed as to why she was just coming forward, she asked, “who was gonna believe me,” adding that it would have been a he-said, she-said situation. But, isn’t it still a he-said, she-said situation?

Joan Tarshis called Bill Cosby a serial rapist and wondered out loud if he was still sexually assaulting women. Wow, strong words without actual proof of the allegations.

Supermodel Janice Dickinson is also accusing Cosby of sexually assaulting her.  Dickinson told Entertainment Tonight, “The next morning I woke up, and I wasn’t wearing my pajamas, and I remember before I passed out that I had been sexually assaulted by this man.” She added, “I remember waking up with my pajamas off and there was semen in between my legs.”

Bill Cosby Won’t Address “Decade-Old, Discredited” Rape Allegations

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Bill Cosby Won’t Address “Decade-Old, Discredited” Rape Allegations (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bill Cosby’s lawyer issued a statement on the rape allegations dogging the actor/comedian saying Mr. Cosby “doesn’t intend to dignify allegations with any comment.” The lawyer also said Cosby will not address the “decade-old, discredited” abuse allegations.

The statement issued by John P. Schmitt reads:

“Over the last several weeks decade-old, discredited allegations against Mr. Cosby have surfaced. The fact that they are being repeated does not make them true. Mr. Cosby does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment. He would like to thank all his fans for the outpouring of support, and assure them that, at age 77, he is doing his best work. There will be no further statement from Bill Cosby or any of his representatives.”

This comes after Bill Cosby refused to respond to questions about the rape allegations during an interview on NPR’sWeekend Edition with Scott Simon. Cosby’s response was silence and head-shaking.

Lifetime’s Aaliyah Movie, Producer Wendy Williams Slammed on Twitter

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Lifetime’s Aaliyah Movie, Producer Wendy Williams Slammed on Twitter (Photo Credit: Last.FM [Zementa])

Aaliyah Movie Drama:  Lifetime’s “Aaliyah: Princess of R&B” movie created a lot of buzz, but it was the wrong kind of buzz. The movie chronicles the life of the late singer from her appearance on “Star Search,” marriage to R. Kelly, her meteoric rise  and later death in an airplane crash at age 22. The movie was largely ripped on social media as being disrespectful to her. Talk show diva Wendy Williams, who is one of the executive producers of the movie, came under blistering criticism.

The trending topics on Twitter included #AaliyahMovie, “RKelly,” who was her producer and husband, as well as “Missy and Timbaland,” her longtime producing partners. Wendy Williams was also trending. #LifetimeDisrespectsAaliyah was also a trending hashtag. Alexandra Shipp played Aaliyah in the movie.

The casting of Missy Elliott sparked outrage and accusations of colorism and body type bias. Canadian singer and dancer Chattrisse Dolabaille plays Elliott in the movie. Now you know this woman looks nothing like Missy — height, complexion and body type. I’m pretty sure if they had bothered to look they could have found a dark-skinned actress to cast as Missy Elliott. This is just another slight of dark-skinned sisters by Hollywood.

Well, I guess Zendaya Coleman did the right thing when she dropped out of the film. We know her casting was criticized, but she had some problems with the production as well. The movie also didn’t sit well with Aaliyah’s family. In other words, it has been a mess.

Howard Braunstein and Debra Martin Chase are also executive producers of the movie, which is based on Christopher John Farley’s bestselling book “Aaliyah: More Than a Woman.”

Um, the Whitney Houston movie, directed by Angela Bassett will probably suffer a similar fate….I’m just saying!

Here are some of the tweets about the Aaliyah movie: