Former Cosby Show Actor: ‘Of Course Bill Cosby Is Guilty’

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Former The Cosby Show actor Joseph C. Phillips said “of course Bill Cosby is guilty” of rape in a Monday blog post following the revelation that Cosby obtained quaaludes with the intent of drugging women he wanted to have sex with. Cosby’s attorneys say the women knew they were taking the drugs.

In the post, Phillips, who played Cosby’s son-in-law on the show, writes about Cosby’s influence on his life as well as his initial skepticism of the women who came forward and accused the iconic actor-comedian of sexual assault. He also describes how an unnamed friend and former Cosby mentee who says Cosby raped her changed his mind when the two crossed paths years after first meeting. You can read the full post here.

Phillips wrote that when he first joined the cast of the show in 1989, it was apparent that Cosby cheated on his wife and “it seemed to be common knowledge that Bill played around.”

At the end of his post, Phillips begged Cosby to leave the public spotlight.

“Bill, you have a family who loves you, a wife who is devoted to you; you have more money than you can spend,” he wrote. “Please, go live a quiet country life.”

Bill Cosby’s Public Life in Photos

The Ed Sullivan Show
Bill Cosby performs on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964. CBS/Getty Images
Bill Cosby
A portrait of Bill Cosby taken in 1965.Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Bill Cosby poses with his Emmy for his role in I Spy at the Primetime Emmy Awards in New York City in 1966. AP
Comedian Bill Cosby holding cigar
A portrait of Bill Cosby taken in 1969.Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images
The Second Bill Cosby Special
Bill Cosby performs on The Second Bill Cosby Special in 1969.Fred Sabine—NBC/Getty Images
Ron Galella Archive - File Photos
Bill Cosby attends the "Concert at Town Hall" at Town Hall in New York City in 1971.Ron Galella—WireImage/Getty Images
The Bill Cosby Show
Bill Cosby as Chet Kincaid on The Bill Cosby Show.NBC/Getty Images
The Cosby Show
Bill Cosby as Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable in The Cosby Show.Frank Carroll—NBC/Getty Images
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Bill Cosby is interviewed by Jay Leno on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno in 1992.Wendy Perl—NBC/Getty Images
Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby speaks to an audience on the campus of the University of the District of Columbia in 2006, in Washington D.C.LAWRENCE JACKSON—AP
The 2011 Jackie Robinson Foundation Awards Gala - Dinner
Host Bill Cosby speaks onstage at the 2011 Jackie Robinson Foundation awards gala atThe Waldorf Astoria in 2011 in New York City. Stephen Lovekin—Getty Images
2011 Temple University Commencement
Bill Cosby attends the 2011 Temple University Commencement at the Liacouras Center in 2011 in Philadelphia, Pa.Gilbert Carrasquillo—Getty Images
2014 American Comedy Awards - Press Room
Bill Cosby attends the 2014 American Comedy Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom on April 26, 2014 in New York City. Andrew Toth—FilmMagic/Getty Images

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