Friday, January 22, 2010 | 06:31 AM
Software Exec Publicly Confesses to Affair
Incriminating billboards of software firm executive and adviser to President Obama, Charles Phillips Jr., and his former mistress YaVaughnie Wilkins, mysteriously popped up in high traffic areas in New York, Atlanta and San Francisco. The billboards feature a photo of Phillips and Wilkins smiling together with a quote that reads, "You are my soulmate forever!" The text is signed "cep" for Charles E. Phillips. The NY Post reported that Wilkins allegedly paid for the posters after discovering that Phillips was trying to rekindle a romance with his wife Karen--who had previously filed for divorce. Phillips,who is president of prominent software company Oracle, was prompted to submit a statement to NBC Bay Area that revealed that he had entertained an eight-and-a-half year long relationship with Wilkins. "My divorce proceedings began in 2008. The relationship with Ms Wilkins has since ended and we both wish each other well," Phillips said in his statement. The NY Post reported the posters probably cost Wilkins some $250,000 all together. The billboards, were attached to a now shutdown website named after the couple (www.charlesphillipsandyavaughniewilkins.com) and featured photos of YaVaughnie and Charles on vacations and at dinners as well as notes from the lovers to each other. Web designer Bela Kovacs told the UK's Daily Mail that Wilkins paid for the site as a "present for Charles." "It certainly wasn't a secret relationship," Bela continued.