Someone Wrote 'Rapist' All Over Cosby's Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star
Someone wrote the word 'rapist' at least three times on Bill Cosby's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
A photo of the vandalized star was submitted to a Houston Fox affiliate, where the words can be clearly seen. Buzzfeed went today to Cosby's star to see for themselves and found that despite the rain, the words were still visible.
Ana Martinez with the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce told Philadelphia blog Billy Penn that Hollywood is cleaning up the star today. She also said that the writing could be considered vandalism on a state landmark, so if the vandal were to be caught, "they would get arrested." She also said that vandalism doesn't happen too often on the Walk of Fame but when it does, it's usually someone scrawling their own name on a blank star.
This vandalism is probably the least of Cosby's worries, given the onslaught of women who have come forward accusing him of rape. In addition to the previous women, three more appeared this week with attorney Gloria Allred at a press conference where she encouraged Cosby to either waive the state of limitations and face the allegations in court, or set aside $100 million to be doled out in damages to the accusers at an informal hearing.
Another woman, Judy Huth, has filed a lawsuit against Cosby alleging that he sexually assaulted her when she was 15 years old at a party at the Playboy Mansion. Cosby is countersuing Huth, accusing her of extortion.
Cee Lo Green recently came to Cosby's defense and told TMZ about how the public is taking Cosby's silence on the situation as an "admission of guilt" and that "it doesn't seem fair any way you slice it." He said that it's difficult to defend yourself in that situation, so the best thing Cosby can do is let the facts speak for themselves. He added, "It's just so unfortunate because he's so beloved to so many people." Green just pleaded no contest in August to accusations that he slipped ecstasy in a woman's drink at a downtown Los Angeles restaurant, and later tweeted out, "Women who have really been raped remember."