Oracle Exec Was Cheating on Mistress, not Wife

Billboard-buying YaVaughnie Wilkins thought he was divorced
By Caroline Miller,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 23, 2010 7:51 AM CST
This undated photo provided by Jen Gallardo shows a billboard on the corner of 52nd St. and Broadway in New York featuring a photo of Charles Phillips and YaVaughnie Wilkins.    (AP Photo/
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(Newser) – Here's a twist: the person Oracle president Charles Phillips has been two-timing wasn't his wife—it was his mistress, the New York Post says. It seems that Phillips led YaVaughnie Wilkins, the irate lover who put up the now-infamous billboards of the two of them canoodling, to believe that he was divorced in 2003, and the two moved in together. "She thought she was in a long-term, monogamous relationship," a cousin tells the Post. "It never occurred to any of us that he was still married."

He traveled extensively with Wilkins, and lived with her in an $11 million mansion near San Francisco. But he never divorced his wife—with whom he bought a $6 million spread nearby—and the two are said to be back together. The Wilkins revenge billboard campaign followed an anonymous e-mail she received last summer, the Post says, alerting her to the fact that Phillips was cheating on her—with his wife.

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