Skip to comments.Obama adviser admits affair after billboards appear
Posted on 01/23/2010 6:47:21 AM PST by Schnucki
Charles Phillips, a member of Obama's economic recovery advisory board, confessed after giant posters appeared of him with his lover.
A millionaire businessman who advises Barack Obama on economic policy has been forced to admit an affair after a series of giant billboards showing him with his long-time mistress appeared across America.
The photos of Charles Phillips, 50, and YaVaughnie Wilkins, 41, were shown on posters three-storeys high, with the line "You are my soulmate forever cep" thought to be a reference to Charles E. Phillips.
The poster also advertises a website which featured love notes and pictures dating back from 2001 of the couple on holiday in Sydney and China.
The website has now been shut down, and some of the billboards taken down.
Mr Phillips, president of business software firm Oracle and a member of Obama's economic recovery advisory board, said: "I had an eight and a half year serious relationship with YaVaughnie Wilkins.
"My divorce proceedings began in 2008.
"The relationship with Ms Wilkins has since ended and we both wish each other well."
Mr Phillips and his wife Karen have one son together.
Reports suggested that the billboards three in New York, one in Atlanta and one in San Francisco could have cost £150,000 to produce.
Ms Wilkins, a California-based actress and writer, was not available for comment.
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Who’s the bigger goof in this one?
I take little comfort in the remaining 99.99999% of President Goober's advisors being tax cheating homosexuals.
This Mr. Phillips certainly has his enemies.
Is this in the general category, “Hell hath no fury...?”
Never sthupp anyone who's name you can't pronounce.
He should lose his position just for being involved with someone named “YaVaughnie.”
Next we’ll hear he and Tiger are both at the sexual addiction treatment center in Mississippi.
Words to live by...
The alleged parents who named a poor defenseless child YaVaughnie, that’s who.
I notice this was in the British papers. Any American media stories on this?
I wonder if women who are willing to have relationships with married men have a little bit of psycho mixed in the gene pool.
I'd be careful with this one eh!
Well *he* had a wife and a child and still had an eight year affair with this woman and traveled all over the world with her. His gene pool is murky too.
It's interesting that the people at Oracle knew about this and still named him president of Oracle. They must have been desperate for an AA candidate to impress Obama.
Just another one of Obama's financial contributors. I would like to see how much Oracle got in government grants, or stimulus money lately. If Obama gave Petrobras $2 Billion to drill in Brazil, Tim Gill got a pedophile for school safety czar, Soros got IndyMac bank, I bet this guy got his paypack as well.
It requires a high level of intellectual deficiency to come up with a name like that!
I think a big part of it is EGO!
She figures that SHE must be “all that” if she is able to lure him away from his wife and family.
Any one know where the billboard is located in Atlanta? I live near downtown Atlanta and might, if I have the time, drive by and see it.
Phillips son is 10 years old, so Phillips started the affair when his son was just 2. Sounds like a good Father of the Year candidate like John Edwards.
You’re saying she “lured” him away from his wife so it’s her fault? Kinda like Monica “luring” Bill Clinton?
Spare us the case of the vapors, she doesnt exactly look like some powerless waif. Sometimes woman actually are the predators in such situations. And she is showing all the signs.
No, I was simply floating out a theory of why SOME women are willing have affairs with married men.
In HS and college, I OFTEN saw girls knowingly go after guys who had a girlfriend and it was all about demonstrating one’s own “hotness.”
And while I’m NOT defending x42 (who is a total PIG), I did read more than once that Monica made the statement to friends before she left to work in the Whitehouse that she would have to “put on her presidential kneepads.” Yes, x42 is a total pig, but I don’t think she was blameless either.
Only if you'll spare us the tool-ish hyperbole.