SHE'D LIKE TO FORGET
The arrest of the former lead singer of the Village People, Victor Willis, (the cop) brings to mind a story that might NOT amuse his exwife Phylicia Rashad. In 1980, Willis’s drug use apparently caused him to split with the successful group AND his wife Phylicia. (We bet she’d like to forget THAT period of her life.) Phylicia went on to star on The Cosby Show and drug addled Victor became a fixture on the streets of San Francisco . One day in the early 90′s a friend of ours was walking on Haight and Fillmore and encountered Willis with a blanket on the sidewalk, hawking women’s clothing. There were shoes, boots, lingerie, and assorted sweaters etc. “Fifty cents apiece!” he yelled “These are Phylicia Rashad’s clothes – I used to be married to her! And there’s more where this came from!” Our friend bought a slip, and we wonder -what would Claire Huxtable have thought of this?