‘RAPIST’: Bill Cosby’s Walk Of Fame Star Defaced



Los Angeles police are investigating the vandalism of comedian Bill Cosby’s star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, which was marked with the word “rapist,” officials said. A photo of the vandalism surfaced on social media Friday morning, showing “rapist” scrawled across the star three times in marker. By midmorning, a cleaning crew was on scene. Ana Martinez, a spokeswoman for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which helps oversee the Walk of Fame, said she became aware of the incident Friday morning. Martinez said the chamber also filed a police report. “The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an institution celebrating the positive contributions of the inductees,” Martinez said in a statement. “When people are unhappy with one of our honorees, we would hope that they would project their anger in more positive ways than to vandalize a California State landmark.” MORE

CNN: Los Angeles police are investigating a sexual assault claim against Bill Cosby, a police spokeswoman said Friday. The woman is a “possible victim” of sexual assault by Bill Cosby, Officer Jane Kim said, adding it is an open case but declining further comment. One of the latest accusations comes from former Playboy bunny P.J. Masten, who says there are 12 more ex-bunnies with similar stories who don’t want to come forward. Masten told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota that Cosby sexually molested her at the Playboy Mansion when she was 15. She said she told her supervisor soon afterward and was told no one would believe her because Cosby and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner were good friends. Hefner responded to the allegations in a statement Friday, saying “Bill Cosby has been a good friend for many years and the mere thought of these allegations is truly saddening. I would never tolerate this kind of behavior, regardless of who was involved.” MORE

WYATT CENAC: “We can be mad at Cosby, but let’s take this s— further, because we live in a country … we’ve done pretty well by rape,” Cenac said. “We live in a country where in 31 states, a rapist has parental rights and parental claim on a child that they conceived out of rape. Thirty-one states out of 50. That’s not all the states you hate. That’s some of the ones you like. Thirty-one out of 50. Those are crazy numbers. If you were a quarterback in the NFL, and you completed 31 of 50 passes, chances are you’re winning the game, and not just winning the game, they are going to ride you to the playoffs. Rape is a pro-bowl quarterback. MORE

THE ONION: Cosby Lawyer Asks Why Accusers Didn’t Come Forward To Be Smeared By Legal Team Years Ago

TA-NEHISI COATES: People who ask about Cosby “Why didn’t the women report it at the time?”recalls people who ask, “Why didn’t all the slaves just rebel?”

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