Bill Cosby’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in California has been vandalized for a second time.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, an unknown party used spray paint to scrawl the words “serial rapist” on Cosby’s star on Monday evening, CNN reports. This isn’t a first for the disgraced actor and comedian, however; Cosby’s star was previously vandalized in 2014, when someone wrote the word “rapist” numerous times across his name, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the incident, CNN reports. Cosby’s star has since been cleaned and the words removed.
Cosby, 81, may be facing a lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty in April of assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004. He was subsequently convicted of penetration with lack of consent, penetration while unconscious, and penetration after administering an intoxicant. While awaiting his Sept. 24 sentencing date — where he may receive up to 10 years on each count, though they may be served concurrently — Cosby has been placed under house arrest and may only leave his home with permission in the event that he needs to meet with his lawyers or seek medical treatment.
Cosby may even be classified as a sexually violent predator, if a judge accepts the recommendation of the Pennsylvania Sexual Offenders Assessment Board. Such a classification would mean that Cosby would have to attend mandatory counseling for the rest of his life, according to the board’s website.
Cosby’s legal problems are far from over. According to a new report from ABC News, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, a law firm based on Philadelphia, filed a civil claim against Cosby on Tuesday, seeking more than $50,000 in unpaid legal fees.
[Photo: Bill Cosby’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is seen after it was repaired on September 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. The star had been vandalized earlier with the words “serial rapist” reportedly written on it. By Matthew Simmons/Getty Images]
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