HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA/AP) – Despite being sentenced to 3 to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, Bill Cosby’s star will not be removed from the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In a statement Tuesday to CBS2, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce said it “does not remove stars from the Walk of Fame” because they “are intended to be permanent.”

“The stars only commemorate the recipient’s professional accomplishments,” the chamber wrote. “It is regrettable when the personal lives of inductees do not measure up to public standards and expectations.”

This comes after a petition was submitted Monday demanding that Cosby’s star be pulled. The chamber has never removed a star from the Walk of Fame and turned down a 2015 request to remove Cosby’s star when the sexual assault allegations against him first began to surface.

A Pennsylvania judge Tuesday sentenced Bill Cosby to 3 to 10 years in prison for three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault. The judge also declared him a sexually violent predator.

In April, Cosby was found guilty of sexually assaulting Temple University women’s basketball administrator Andrea Constand at his estate near Philadelphia in 2004.

“It is time for justice. Mr. Cosby, this has all circled back to you. The time has come,” Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill said. He quoted from Constand’s own statement to the court, in which she said Cosby took her “beautiful, young spirit and crushed it.”

O’Neill also denied Bill Cosby bail, ordering him to be locked up immediately.

Not everyone shared the Chamber of Commerce’s view after Cosby’s sentencing Tuesday.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

Comments (39)
  1. chrismireya says:

    Those same flamboyant Hollyweird politicians who want to keep Cosby’s star on the Walk of Fame are the same ones who were trying to remove Trump’s star (despite the fact that Trump is not a convicted felon). Hollyweird is out of touch with the rest of America.

    1. Richard Davidson says:

      Hollyweird has never been in touch with the American people..! BOYCOTT HOLLYWEIRD! Simple to do, just stop going to see their movies….Without US..there is NO THEM !

      1. Roland Osbold says:

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  2. Chris Bowen says:

    And that is the correct way to handle it. . .

  3. Mark Mach says:

    I have $xxx that says it will disappear

  4. Denny Vee says:

    Walk of Fame contact to have his star removed. Pass along. https://business.hollywoodchamber.net/contact

  5. Aytac Turk Ercen says:

    Why NOT?
    Maybe it will get vandalized like Trump’s star was.
    I bet California liberals would want to charge that vandal with hate crimes.

  6. Barry Hirsh says:

    Yeah? Waddabout DJT’s star? HAH?

  7. Faise Booke says:

    If the ‘Cos’ was white that star would have been dug up by now…

  8. Vernon Messer says:

    I believe in equal opportunity. Since they vandalized and defaced Trump’s star, I think I will travel out there and take a massive dump on it…calling while calling it a historical monument that should be defaced like the left does to American monuments and the flag. Equality!

  9. Mark Mach says:

    If Ted Kennedy can still be a ‘hero’…..

  10. Norman Gloss says:

    We better see some rabid feminists out there chewing it out of the ground. Radical lib vandals are common these days.

  11. Keith Panco says:

    Notice how progressive liberal communists always want to erase history? All totalitarian regimes did the same thing throughout history.

  12. Brad Ruley says:

    God I hope someone uses a sledgehammer on it.

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