Joseph Phillips seems genuinely pained by the words that he writes. He paints a picture of a mature man who took advantage of young women while adults watched. Many of us remember his in the role of Denise’s husband. In his tome Collins is emotionally bereft. He says, “His influence on my life has been profound. I owe much of who I am to Bill Cosby, so the idea of love seems to fall short of exactly how I feel. It may be that I need more than one word: Adulation! Regard! Devotedness! And yet, I remain inarticulate.”
Joseph made a few profound statements that will give you chills.
Bill was a serial cheater:
“When I joined the cast of the Cosby Show in 1989, it seemed to be common knowledge that Bill played around. When I say common knowledge, I mean that it was just something that people seemed to know without anyone saying anything. Bill sleeping around was a “fact” that, like, the air, seemed to just be. You didn’t have to see it or hear it to know that it existed.”
Camille made a deal to accept what went on:
So, in 1989, my attitude was that if Bill was cheating on Camille, I am fairly certain Camille knew. Hey, if everyone who claimed to know actually knew, then certainly Camille knew, and had long ago made her peace with it.
A young woman who he considered a close friend and was mentored by Bill Cosby confessed one afternoon to a horror and it shook him to his core.
I am not sure if our conversation was cathartic for her. I know it was heart-breaking for me. As I drove home, I battled my emotions. I felt for my friend, for the violation of her trust, loyalty, and body. I was angry with Bill. He had money, fame, and power; he was a walking aphrodisiac! Why? I was also angry at myself for falling for the okey-doke, of putting Bill on a pedestal. Something changed inside me during that drive; call it the last gasp of a mocking bird.
He ends it with an impassioned plea in closing:
Bill, you have a family who loves you, a wife who is devoted to you; you have more money than you can spend. Please, go live a quiet country life. Allow those of us who truly love you to preserve just a bit of our enchantment.
What do you think? Once again I refer you guys to my observation. Is Bill Cosby’s Deposition Proof That He Is Deviant?