Bill Cosby's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Vandalized

Bill Cosby Spiral - H 2014
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Bill Cosby Spiral - H 2014

Someone defamed the comedian's star by writing "rapist" several times, although the star appeared to be clean on Friday morning

Bill Cosby's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was cleaned on Friday after someone vandalized it by writing "rapist" on it several times.

The comedian has been inundated with recent claims that he sexually assaulted numerous women since 1965. Hip Hop Weekly Magazine posted a photo of Cosby's vandalized star on Instagram.

Ana Martinez, vp media relations and producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter that the star had been defamed and noted someone had been dispatched to clean it.

"When people are unhappy with one of our honorees, we would hope that they would project their anger in more positive ways then to vandalize a California state landmark," Martinez said in a statement.

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Lynette Rice, a reporter for People, tweeted a photo of the star after it was cleaned.