Bill Cosby’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Cleaned Again Following Vandalism

Bill Cosby‘s Hollywood Walk of Fame star has been vandalized again.

The Los Angeles Times reported that the star, which was installed in 1977, had been defaced with a message that said “serial rapist” written with black marker. The LAPD discovered the defaced star at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, but it is unknown the exact time the message was written.

Cosby was given the plaque in honor of his film and comedic accomplishments in November 1977. Many people wanted the star removed after the comedian was found guilty in April of several sex crime charges.

Tuesday’s incident isn’t the first time that Cosby’s Hollywood star had been vandalized. In December 2014 someone wrote “rapist” in marker in three places on the star as allegations of sexual assaults by the comedian continued to build.

Leron Gubler, former Hollywood Chamber of Commerce president and chief executive, told the Los Angles Times in 2015 that the group will not remove controversial public figures such as Bill Cosby from the Walk of Fame. “Once a star has been added to the Walk, it is considered a part of the historic fabric of the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” Gubler said. He continued, “Because of this, we have never removed a star from the Walk.”

“America’s Dad” was found guilty in a Pennsylvania court on three counts of aggravated indecent assault against former Temple University women’s basketball team official Andrea Constand.

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