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'Serial Rapist' Written on Cosby's Walk of Fame Star

It's not the first time the star has been defaced
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 5, 2018 11:25 AM CDT
Bill Cosby's star is seen on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on July 9, 2015.   (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
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(Newser) – Bill Cosby's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was found vandalized early Tuesday, the words "serial rapist" written on it with black marker. Los Angeles police are investigating, reports the Los Angeles Times, which has a picture of the defaced star. Cosby, 81, received the star in 1977. In 2014, amid a number of allegations of sexual assault at his hands, someone wrote "rapist" three times across the star; after he was convicted in April of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand, notes reading "guilty on all 3 counts!" were taped to the star, Mic reports. Even so, the star isn't going anywhere: As the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce president explained in 2015, "Once a star has been added to the Walk, it is considered a part of the historic fabric of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Because of this, we have never removed a star from the Walk." (Read more Bill Cosby stories.)

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