Los Angeles police are investigating the vandalism of comedian Bill Cosby's star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, which was marked with the word “rapist,” officials said.
A photo of the vandalism surfaced on social media Friday morning, showing “rapist” scrawled across the star three times in marker. By midmorning, a cleaning crew was on scene.
Ana Martinez, a spokeswoman for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which helps oversee the Walk of Fame, said she became aware of the incident Friday morning. Martinez said the chamber also filed a police report.
“The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an institution celebrating the positive contributions of the inductees,” Martinez said in a statement. “When people are unhappy with one of our honorees, we would hope that they would project their anger in more positive ways than to vandalize a California State landmark.”
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