- Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison on Tuesday after he was convicted in April of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman.
- A judge declared Cosby a “sexually violent predator” ahead of his sentencing, requiring his name to appear on a sex-offender registry.
- But his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame won’t be removed.
- Hollywood Chamber of Commerce told CBS that the stars are permanent and “only commemorate the recipient’s professional accomplishments.”
Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting on Tuesday -but his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame won’t be removed.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce told CBS Los Angeles on Tuesday that the “stars only commemorate the recipient’s professional accomplishments,” and thus do not take into account celebrities’ personal lives.
The chamber “does not remove stars from the Walk of Fame” it said, as the stars “are intended to be permanent.”
The chamber did recognise the ruling against Cosby. “It is regrettable when the personal lives of inductees do not measure up to public standards and expectations.”
— Don Lemon (@donlemon) September 25, 2018
The 81-year-old comedian faced up to 10 years in prison after he was convicted in April of drugging and sexually assaulting Temple University women’s basketball administrator Andrea Constand in 2004.
Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill declared Cosby a “sexually violent predator” ahead of his sentencing, which means that the comedian’s name must appear on a sex-offender registry.
A petition was presented to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce on Monday, calling for the removal of the star.
His star was vandalised in 2014 when someone wrote the word “rapist” on it in black marker and again in September when someone wrote “serial rapist.”
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