Bill Cosby had his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame defaced again with the words “serial rapist.”
Multiple outlets, including CNN, reported that the words were scrawled onto his star on Monday night. Cosby’s star was previously vandalized in 2014, when the word “rapist” was written across it multiple times.
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The Los Angeles Police Department, which is currently investigating the situation, told TheWrap that they became aware of the vandalism Tuesday morning, and that the star has since been restored. A LAPD spokesperson was not able to confirm what was written on the star.
In April, Cosby was found guilty of three counts of aggravated assault stemming from the accusations of former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, who said that the comedian drugged and molested her in 2004 — Cosby is currently awaiting sentencing. He has been accused by more than 60 women of sexual misconduct.
Debate has swirled around whether Cosby should’ve even kept his star. Leron Gubler, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, has received questions about whether they planned to remove his star, but the answer was a firm no, he told TheWrap in 2015.
Gubler said “The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a registered historic landmark,” and because of that, he said, his organization has never removed a star.