Bill Cosby trial

Bill Cosby’s Hollywood star gets vandalized with ‘Rapist’

Cosby star

The word “rapist” has been scrawled all over Bill Cosby’s ceremonial star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood. His star is located at the center of Hollywood — just across the street from the Dolby Theatre, site of the Oscar’s every year.

Despite all the crazy people who visit Los Angeles and the celebrities featured on the Walk of Fame who are less than beloved, this is not a regular occurrence. So says Ana Martinez, who works for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which manages the Walk.

In a phone interview with Billy Penn, Martinez said vandalism is rare and most vandalism consists of people writing their own names on blank stars.

She said the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce was in the process of cleaning up Cosby’s star already and noted that if they catch the vandal or vandals, trouble could be coming.

“It is a state landmark,” Martinez notes, “so if they were to get caught they would get arrested.”

Want some more? Explore other Bill Cosby trial stories.

Mornings in the know

Sign up for Billy Penn’s free morning newsletter for a daily roundup of Philadelphia’s most pressing news, top interesting stories, fun tidbits, and relevant events.

Thanks for reading another Billy Penn article!

We don’t have a paywall, and never will. Instead, we depend on readers like you to keep our newsroom jamming on stories about Philadelphia. If you like what you see, will you support our work?

Thanks for reading a Billy Penn story

We don’t have a paywall, and our daily newsletter is free. Instead, YOU are key to keeping our nonprofit newsroom running strong. If you like what you see, will you join as a member today?

This story was powered by readers

Readers like you make articles like this possible, so thanks for your support. Want to make sure we stick around? Become a sustainer with a recurring contribution!

Tell a friend about Billy Penn

Thanks for reading another article — and we’re grateful for your support! Want to help a friend start their day with Billy Penn? Send them to our newsletter signup page.