Bill Cosby’s Walk of Fame star vandalized with word ‘rapist’

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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 came forward in recent weeks alleging Cosby had

sexually assaulted them in 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 vandalism of a registered California state


"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


Cosby's attorney has called the allegations discredited and

defamatory. The trailblazing African-American comic best known as the

wholesome Dr Cliff Huxtable on the long-running, top-rated television

series "The Cosby Show," has not been charged with any crimes.

The allegations have damaged Cosby's public image and led to the

cancellation of his NBC and Netflix television projects and numerous

live comedy concerts.

On Thursday, the U.S. Navy revoked Cosby's title of honorary chief

petty officer, saying the allegations conflicted with the military

organization's beliefs.

Credit: LOS ANGELES (Reuters)

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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