Bill Cosby’s star on Hollywood Walk of Fame vandalized
Popular American actor and comedian, Bill Cosby has had his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame vandalized by someone who scrawled the words “serial rapist” with a marker.
Los Angeles police found the vandalized sidewalk star early Tuesday.
The graffiti was similar to vandalism that occurred in 2014 and has since been removed.
There are security cameras in the area that police will be checking as part of the ongoing investigation, but at this point there are no suspects, according to authorities.
Cosby was convicted in Philadelphia this year of aggravated indecent assault on a former Temple University employee who is among many women who have stepped forward to accuse the comedian of sexual misconduct. Cosby has however denied any wrongdoing.
The 81-year-old actor’s star was also vandalized in 2014, with the word “rapist.”
Despite much pressure from the public, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce said it has no intention to remove Cosby’s star, which he received in 1977.
Cosby’s star, dedicated in 1977, is a short distance down Hollywood Boulevard from U.S. President Donald Trump’s star, which has been vandalized twice with heavy tools that caused significant damage.