Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby is at the centre of a growing sex scandal as more women come forward claiming he abused them Getty Images

A former employee of The Cosby Show has revealed he used to guard Bill Cosby's dressing room while the comedian brought young models – some as young as 16 – into his dressing room.

In an interview with the New York Daily News, Frank Scotti said Cosby claimed he was interviewing the girls for the show.

But Scotti claims Cosby gave him large sums of cash to pay out money orders to the women – paying up to $2,000 to each of the eight women involved every month.

Scotti, who lives in New Jersey, saved copies of money orders from the show's run – 1984 to 1992 – which detail his payouts to four of the women.

He recalled Cosby presenting him with a "satchel of money, all $100 bills" and pressing Scotti to distribute the payments using money orders in his own name, reports the NY Daily News.

"I did a lot of things for him", recalls Scotti. "He was covering himself by having my name on it. It was a cover-up. I realised it later."

Cosby also asked Scotti to call up Donald Trump's brother to get an apartment for one of the women that the TV star was allegedly sleeping with, Scotti claims.

Ten women have publicly come forward to claim Cosby raped, sexually assaulted or attempted to sexually assault them in the decades spanning the 1960s to the 1990s. His accusers include former supermodel Janice Dickinson and Carla Ferrigno, wife of The Incredible Hulk star Lou Ferrigno.

As more accusers come forward, Cosby has spoken out for the first time about the allegations at a sold out show at a college campus in Florida.

Speaking to Florida Today Cosby said: "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."

Cosby's speech was met with a standing ovation by his fans.