Bill Cosby’s Star to Remain on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hollywood Walk of Fame

UPDATED: The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has firmly dispelled any rumors that Bill Cosby’s star would be removed from the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The comedian was charged and booked Wednesday with sexually assaulting a woman in 2004. This marked the start of criminal proceedings after dozens of women have come forward in the last year to accuse the 78-year-old entertainer of drugging and raping them.

“The answer is no,” said Leron Gubler, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce president and CEO. “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.”

The late Johnny Grant, who chaired the Hollywood Walk of Fame Committee for a time, previously addressed the pressure to remove the stars dedicated to other actors.

“Stars are awarded for professional achievement to the world of entertainment and contributions to the community,” he said. “A celebrity’s politics, philosophy, irrational behavior, outrageous remarks or anything like that have never been cause to remove a Walk of Fame star.”

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  1. Charles Rich says:

    I’m confused. Why would they remove Trump’s? If you want to remove the plaque of every actor that has a political slant some people don’t agree with, you’d have to rip up pretty much the entire thing.

  2. liberalsSUCk says:

    Typical liberal reaction to remove someone from history. This is why liberals are like children, they refuse to face facts. Like the man or not, his body of work is part of who we are as a culture.

  3. Fed Up says:

    Hollywood worships pigs like Cosby. Look how they fall around the likes of Bill Clinton. They would welcome back Polanski (or what ever his name is) that hides in France on child rape charges. Hollywood is nothing but cowards with sick desires-they only “play” heroes on tv or movies. In reality they are all just cowards and liberals-wow those two seem to go hand in hand don’t they?

  4. I have seen women throw themselves at men of influence and power to get whatever they are seeking. When they don’t get it, they scream sexual harassment. I can’t shake the feeling these shark attacks because the women smell money in the water and that is why they had sex with him in the first place.

    • Vasco DeGama says:

      you mean like Beverly Johnson: the first black woman to appear on the cover of Vogue and Europe’s Elle magazine plus the covers over 500 other magazines? the woman who was, at the time, one of the highest paid models in the country? yeah, I can see her TOTALLY throwing herself at Bill ’cause she needed more money or fame…..

  5. Sam Huston says:

    Walk of Fame? This is Hollywood, Naming it the Walk of Shame would be more accurate.

  6. Gomalio Fung says:

    The star, about which I care not much where the sun doesn’t shine you should stick.

    Yah zee? Yah zeeee?

  7. Terry Lee says:

    Why should they..? He earned that star. So far he is innocent, a bunch of stupid women decide to scream rape years…and years ago..for what? Money, nothing more.

  8. cimmerian77 says:

    It doesn’t matter if the Chamber of Commerce removes the star or not. I’m quite sure it “WILL” be removed regardless. People will not stand for it being there.

  9. Art Ist says:

    The walk of fame is a gross area with homeless people peeing on everything. I think it is fitting he is there.

  10. Jimmy Green says:

    Leave it there. Great place to let your dog leave a little gift.

  11. stalker6recon says:

    Why should they remove it? He paid for the stupid thing, so he owns it.

    The “walk of fame” is a joke. Each star is paid for by a support group of the name, or by the namesake themselves. So why take it down, if they did, they would have to offer a refund of 25,000 dollars. I bet that star will be there until that state falls into the sea. Hope we don’t have to wait much longer, they are dragging the country down already.

  12. Jagu Jenkins says:

    no, they only remove those of white men deemed by the marxist mentality of being politically incorrect. Cosby doesn’t fit any of those categories. he is black, which means he is excused or we will look the other way becuase confronting or calling out a black person is very ‘politically’ dangerous and we the marxist that they are are cowards at the very least. And hypocrites of the nth degree as well.

  13. Suibne Geilt says:

    we live in a repulsive world courtesy of hollywood, the news media, tv, and washington dc. burn.

  14. John Th says:

    If he’s convicted…they’ll remove it…trust me

  15. El Tiger says:

    Bill made the mistake of telling blacks to leave the plantation.
    You notice another Bill is still running around loose.

  16. Mark Meyer says:

    Only leftists try a case before the trial. Cosby will be exonerated and there will be no apology. Any black man who stands up to the status quo black sub culture plantation thought process will be tarred and feathered. Anita Hill?

    • Jim Helbert says:

      Mark, I agree with you, but FIFTY-TWO WOMEN?

      Yes, I know Democrats regularly pay lying skanks to take down their opponents, and yes I know he has made numerous public statements that go completely against progressive Democrat mantra, but…

      I would truly be beyond astonished if this was all an huge, elaborate hit job on Cosby. This stuff just doesn’t happen to this massive scale.

      Give the man his day in court, and let’s see how it shakes down.

  17. I-RIGHT-I says:

    Good, good, good and more good. Bill is being punished for his sins ahead of time for political purposes. I’m guessing he’s eventually going to walk but as a much poorer man. They are salivating on live TV at the prospect.

  18. Schlonger says:

    The “Coz” is not guilty of anything yet, so why would they remove his star? If accusations of sexual assault make one guilty then why wasn’t bill clinton removed from office? Don’t forget, Bill went all the way with an intern less than half his age. Why is he still reveered and how on earth can his wife who suppossedly stands with women, cart this sexual preditor around with her during her campaign?

  19. Don’t you think the “walk of fame” controllers are being ridiculous? How long of a time, will it be that someone has an accident and spills acid on that star? They should remove it now, before it self-destructs because of the evidence of its own single star’s reputation as opposed to the other ones.

  20. Jonus Grumby says:

    Cosby hasn’t been convicted of anything (yet). If and when it happens, sure ,remove it then.

  21. ella funt says:

    Why did Bill Cosby get the Hall of Fame Star——for raping the most women??????

  22. Sam Colt says:

    What the sh ! t is up with Mr Huxtable’s freak eyeball….FFS!

  23. Mark says:

    Once a star has been added to the Walk, it is considered a part of the historic fabric of the Hollywood Walk of Fame – but GET RID OF THE HISTORIC CONFEDERATE FLAG!

  24. BigDCvx says:

    Oh come ON!!! After all the other revisionist PC BS, why not???

  25. csmats says:

    How is anyone supposed to deface his star if they remove it?

  26. Monica says:

    Bill Clinton needs a “Rape Star”, too.

  27. Where is Manson’s spot?

  28. You shouldnt put Trump in the same sentence as Cosby. Why is it that ole McCain can call Trump followers as”crazies” but Trump get flogged again for calling McCain a non hero? McCain voted not to go over and release war hostages from Vietnam. McCain is a nut anyway and has been living on his “war Hero title for 50 years, he hasnt done one thing while in the government worthwhile. I am sure Trump would make it a priorty to get all Americans back home that are being held in hostile countries like the ones in Iran that Obama seems to not care about.

  29. Ron Thornton says:

    I can understand why those who support the welcoming and protecting illegal alien felons would want to remove Trump’s star. His comments, as clumsy as they were, unquestionably concerned illegal aliens, though the dishonest amongst us couldn’t care a fig about the facts.

    • The attempt to remove Bill Cosby’s Hollywood Star highlights a phenomenon in the U.S. where Black men are more fiercely pursued for alleged or actual sexual assaults. Journalist Iva Anthony found that 10 out of 15 celebrities she covered for charges of sexual assault were African-American men, even though Black men represent only 6 percent of U.S.’s population.

      And Brandon Garrett’s study “Convicting the Innocent: Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong” (2011) reports on the first 250 DNA exonerations in the U.S. The study shows that 155 (62 percent) of the 250 cases involved African-American men. The percentage aligns with Anthony’s article .

      An alarming reality of the findings is that young Black boys, though only 6 percent of U.S.’s population, will grow up to constitute over 60 percent of the people accused of sexual assaults, accused of crimes in general, and falsely imprisoned for crimes.

      Works Cited:

      “Be Aware: Celebrity Men Accused of Sexual Assault.” By Iva Anthony. April 14, 2014. Madam Noire.

      “Sex, Race,and Wrongful Convictions.” By Mathew Johnson. October 3, 2013. The Crime Report.

  30. Bobby Mutabi says:

    Why is Donald Trump being slotted in with the rapist formerly known as Bill Cosby, aka “America’s Dad”?

    • I agree…In fact…I think this would be a wonderful opportunity to pause for a moment and give thanks for the many great contributions of the Black community and their culture to our society. Their peaceful and generous nature make them ideal neighbors, lending testimony to their exceptional family values and parenting skills unrivaled by any other culture.
      Their commitment to academic excellence enriches our schools and serves as an example to all who hope to achieve prominence as a people. Real Estate values are fueled by the influx of African Americans into an area due to their caring and respectful nurturing of these communities, an example of all they have achieved by their enthusiasm for self improvement through hard work and a self-reliant can-do nature. Without their industrious and creative drive, we would be poorer, as a nation.
      Presently enriching the cities of Spokane WA, Chicago IL, Philadelphia PA, Washington D.C., St. Louis MO, New Orleans LA, Los Angeles CA, Flint MI, Baltimore MD, Pontiac MI, Gary Ind., Newark NJ, Cleveland OH, Atlanta GA, Richmond VA, Memphis Tn, Birmingham AL, Camden NJ; and let’s not forget Detroit, the tourism capital of the world!!!!!!

  31. So where is Busby Berkeley’s star? I guess saving Warner Bros, from insolvency and reinventing a motion picture genre at the same time doesn’t carry the same importance as honoring some ignoble “celebrities”.

    Jeffrey Spivak
    author, “Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley”

  32. Candice says:

    If you’re contemplating removing their Stars, you’d have to consider getting rid of many big Stars that committed crimes of Rape and murder.

    1.Errol Flynn (Known for his taste in Young Girls)
    2. James Brown (Armed Robbery, Domestic Violence, Assault)
    3. Hugh Grant (Soliciting Prostitutes) .
    4. Lindsay Lohan (Cocaine Possession / D.U.I / Theft)
    5. Don King (Murder, Twice)
    6. Matthew Broderick (Vehicular Homicide, DUI)
    7. Snoop Dog (Murder)
    8. Sid Vicious (Stabbed his Girlfriend to Death)
    9.John Huston (Vehicular Homicide, DUI)
    10. Vince Neil (Vehicular Homicide, DUI)
    11. Robert Blake (Murder, shot his wife)
    12.Phil Spector (Shot and Killed Lana Clarkson)
    13. “Brandy” Norwood (Vehicular Homicide)
    14. William S. Burroughs (Shot & Killed his Wife)
    15. Keith Moon (Killed 2 People Vehicular Homicide)
    16. Bruce Jenner (Vehicular Homicide)
    17. OJ Simpson (Murdered 2 People)
    18. etc-etc, it goes on-and-on

  33. vulcan says:

    Why would anyone want to remove Trump’s star? Many Americans said even more outrageous things. What should we do with them?
    And to put him in the same league as Cosby??? Cosby is a serial criminal. Trump has not committed any crime as far as I know.

  34. Sally says:

    Why would someone mention Trump in the same breath as Cosby?!
    A guy took a shot verbally at illegal aliens, and Oh, then there is probably the most prolific serial rapist of all time. Move the title ‘sin city’ from Vagas to Hollywood.

  35. Jacques Strappe says:

    Leave them both intact as outdoor public toilets so tourists can take a dump on each one.

  36. andrew mcgivern says:

    Comparing Trump to Cosby now, are we? Variety should be ashamed of itself. Where is the leadership?

  37. Troy says:

    How can anyone compare the two and put them in the same sentence Donald spoke his mind,Cosby on the other hand was a rapist scum it’s apples to oranges,freedom of speech is legal rape isn’t shame on you for makin Donald in the same sentence a rapist

    • Jacques Strappe says:

      Variety isn’t comparing Comparing Cosby and Trump, just reporting that there have been demands by different groups/organizations to have both stars removed around the same time recently since both Cosby and Trump have been in the news ad nauseam.

      • Diane Ruth says:

        Granted, a fascist demagogue like Trump isn’t equal to a rapist although Donald’s ex-wife did swear he raped her until large sums were deposited in her bank account and her silence became golden, even today.

  38. Elle says:

    There are a lot of disgusting individuals that have stars on the Walk of Fame. You can’t pick and choose. If they removed Trump’s and Cosby’s star, they’d be obligated to do the same with Louis B. Mayer and David O’ Selznick and a shitload of other people.

  39. anonymous says:

    Cosby should be on Hollywood Walk of Shame! If it was a screenwriter who lived in the valley and had an oscar nod or two it would be removed, but because its trump and cosby they will keep it there…fucking disgrace

  40. davey says:

    How does Trump get a star in Hollywood?? Oh right, they’re paid for.

  41. Rekoning Day says:

    Listen here hypocrites. From which book, chapter, and verse in the Bible, did God say that movie so-called stars, were as perfect and holy as angels in heaven ?!!

  42. My Two Cents says:

    Wow, kind of like removing that Confederate flag. That is part of history too, but it has now
    been removed. To say “it is considered a part of the historic fabric” and that is why they
    will remain, is sad. These two “stars” on the Walk of Fame are not “tarnished” by any dirt on
    the sidewalk. These two men “tarnished” their own Walk of Fame stars by being who they
    are. And that’s sad too.

  43. danR^2 says:

    ‘ “A celebrity’s politics, philosophy, irrational behavior, outrageous remarks or anything like that have never been cause to remove a Walk of Fame star.” ‘

    Goodness gracious me, certainly he never went that far…

    • andrew mcgivern says:

      The smear campaign is going unbelievably far. How can the media be this obsessed with destroying Trump – he is only one man. What is their ultimate agenda here? Are there not more important events to focus on?

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