Cosby Hollywood star marred
American comedian Bill Cosby’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was vandalized on Friday with the word “rapist” written over it, after numerous women have come forward in recent weeks alleging that Cosby sexually assaulted them in separate incidents dating back decades.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce said Cosby’s star, which was defaced with a marker pen, was being cleaned up.
The organization filed a police report citing the vandalism of a registered California state landmark.
“When people are unhappy with one of our honorees, we would hope that they would project their anger in more positive ways,” the organization said in a statement.
More than a dozen women have come forward saying Cosby, 77, sexually abused, groped and in some cases drugged them in incidents dating back to the 1960s.
One California woman, Judy Huth, filed a lawsuit against Cosby this week accusing him of sexual battery when she was aged 15 in 1974.