Bill Cosby's loyal supporters are dropping like flies!
In a fairly long blog post, Joseph recalls his love for the shamed actor before setting the grounds for his guilt.
Obviously, Cosby was a huge mentor to Phillips during his stint on the show between 1985-1991 playing the character of Lt. Martin Kendall — and subsequently, the comedian's betrayal is still a hard pill to swallow.
It was only until Joe ran into a former female co-worker that he changed his mind about Bill's character.
The actor explained:
"I was particularly shaken the afternoon I bumped into an old friend while shopping. The controversy was at its height. The story of Bill was all over the press. I hadn't seen this woman for many years…As we spoke, I recalled that Bill had been her mentor (play father, teacher…something. I couldn't quite recall what it was).
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."
So devastating. We bet it was extremely hard for JP to learn his former friend was a victim!
The actor added: