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Bill Cosby Hollywood Walk of Fame Star to Remain Despite Conviction

Bill Cosby Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star To Remain Despite Conviction

Even though the sexual abuser has been sentenced to three to 10 years, he will keep his monument.

Despite Bill Cosby's Hollywood Walk of Fame star being vandalized multiple times -- and the fact that he's been convicted of rape -- his star will remain on the famed Los Angeles sidewalk.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which awards and maintains the monuments, explained in a statement to CBS2 Los Angeles that because the stars are "historical records" they cannot not be removed, regardless of the celebrity's behavior.

"The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a historical record of entertainment figures past and present," the statement read. "Once installed, the stars become part of the historic fabric of the Walk of Fame, a 'designated historic cultural landmark,' and are intended to be permanent. The stars only commemorate the recipient's professional accomplishments. It is regrettable when the personal lives of inductees do not measure up to public standards and expectations; however, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce does not remove stars from the Walk of Fame."

Earlier this month, Cosby's star was defaced with the words "serial rapist." Authorities cleaned the plaque off and Los Angeles police are investigating the incident. Donald Trump's star on the Walk of Fame has also been repeatedly vandalized; Trump has been accused of sexual assault and admitted to such on an infamous recording.

Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years on Tuesday. Ten of the 60 women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault were present in the courtroom when the judge announced his sentence for raping lesbian former basketball coach Andrea Constand.

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