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YaVaughnie Wilkins, Charles Phillips Billboard Comes Down, but Tale of Scorned Lover Lives On

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NEW YORK (CBS) The Times Square billboard featuring Oracle president Charles Phillips and his jilted lover, YaVaughnie Wilkins, has been taken down, but by now the message is out.

Photo: Lover's billboard in Times Square.

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Wilkins thought the couple was a perfect pair, reports the New York Post, except that Phillips, a high-powered computer executive, decided to rekindle his relationship with his wife Karen.

And with that, the adulterous eight-year relationship between Phillips and Wilkins came to an end. But the trouble was just beginning for Phillips.

A jilted Wilkins rounded up $250,000 and got revenge, said the paper. She put a billboard in New York's Time Square, one in Atlanta, and one in San Francisco, where Oracle is based.

Photo: YaVaughnie Wilkins and Charles Phillips.

PICTURES: Scorned Lover's Billboard Revenge

All three showed the two of them together in better times.

"You are my soulmate forever!" read one. "Charles & YaVaughnie," read another.

The Times Square billboard was pulled down Friday, a day after it emerged that it was part of a lover's quarrel, the Daily News reports.

Photo: YaVaughnie Wilkins and Charles Phillips.

PICTURES: Scorned Lover's Billboard Revenge

It's unclear whether the other two billboards Wilkins put up were also removed Friday, according the paper.

In a statement Thursday, Phillips admitted the affair. "I had an eight-and-a-half-year serious relationship with YaVaughnie Wilkins," Mr. Phillips said. "My divorce proceedings began in 2008... The relationship with Ms Wilkins has since ended and we both wish each other well."

Perhaps he hasn't seen the billboards.

WHAT DO YOU THINK? Did YaVaughnie Wilkins do the right thing or go too far?

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