Bill Cosby's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Won't Be Removed Despite Charges
The honor is a historic landmark and will not be altered, officials say.
Bill Cosby's star will remain on the Hollywood Walk of Fame no matter the outcome of his criminal case.
The 78-year-old on Wednesday was charged with aggravated indecent assault, a first-degree felony, by the Montgomery County, Pa., District Attorney's Office.
Cosby has been accused by numerous women of drugging them in order to perpetrate sexual assault. Although he faces multiple lawsuits over the allegations, Wednesday's charges were the first criminal proceedings in the matter.
And while Cosby has been stripped of numerous honors in light of the allegations, his star along the walk of fame will remain in place, according to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
"The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has received inquiries asking whether we are planning to remove the star of Bill Cosby. The answer is no," said Leron Gubler, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, in an email.
Gubler stated: "The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a registered historic landmark. 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."
Located at 6930 Hollywood Blvd, Cosby received his star in 1977.
Last year, Cosby's star was vandalized. Someone wrote "rapist" on the tile. It was promptly cleaned.