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'The Cosby Show' Co-Star Argues, "Of Course Bill Cosby is Guilty"

Joseph C. Phillips, who played Lt. Martin Kendall, recalls a conversation with a woman who claimed Bill Cosby violated "both her trust and her body”.

The tides are changing for Bill Cosby. Several supporters of the comedians are now changing their tune after Cosby admitted to giving women drugs. Now a former "The Cosby Show" actor Joseph C. Phillips, who played Denise Huxtable's husband Lt. Martin Kendall on the NBC sitcom, has pointed called out Bill Cosby on his website in an article titled “Of Course Bill Cosby Is Guilty!” In the long blog post, Philips remembers when he worked on the "Cosby Show" and how it felt to see Cosby cheat on his wife. “My attitude was that if Bill was cheating on [his wife> 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.” He added, “I never saw Bill engage in any inappropriate behavior. I certainly never saw him drug anyone. So, all I have is the same gossip as everyone else.” Phillips pointed out that his attitude toward Bill Cosby changed when he ran into an "old friend" that Cosby had served as a "mentor" to:
The question popped into my head. “Hey, do you mind if I ask you something?” She looked at me and then asked, “Is it going to make me cry?” I was a bit taken aback. “Well,” I stammered. “I hope it doesn’t make you cry.” She smiled. “Go ahead and ask your question.” “Back in the day,” I started. “I remember that you knew Bill – that he was like your mentor or something. Did he ever…” Before I finished the sentence, she began to cry. We spent the next two hours sitting on a bench talking. Through tears, she told me her story. She cursed him for violating both her trust and her body. She cursed herself for not being smarter, and for degrading herself in pursuit of success. I listened patiently. As she began to run out of steam, she turned to me. “Do you believe me?” “Yes.” I said. “I believe you.” “Why?” she asked. “Because I don’t believe that you are crazy and only a crazy person would sit with me all this time and share a fantasy.” I am not sure if our conversation was cathartic for her. I know it was heart-breaking for me.
In recent months, dozens of women have come forward to accuse Bill Cosby of rape or sexual assault, with many of them claiming that the comedian drugged them beforehand. The allegations have sparked several lawsuits, including a complaint by a former "America's Next Top Model" judge Janice Dickinson. Cosby's attorney, Martin Singer, has denied the accusations made against the comedian. Source: The Wrap What do you think? Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.