Bill Cosby's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in California was vandalized on Friday after someone scrawled the word 'rapist' over his plaque.
The perpetrator used a purple marker to write the word three times on the embedded contribution to Cosby, which had been awarded to him in 1997. Once discovered, a crew was called in to refinish his star.
The once-beloved actor/comedian has been accused by more than a dozen women of sexual abuse including groping and drugging and rape. Cosby was recently sued by a woman who claims she was assaulted by the comedian when she was 15 years old.
While allegations against him continue to grow, Cosby has never been charged with a crime relating to sexual misconduct.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce issued a statement following the vandalism saying, "When people are unhappy with one of our honorees, we would hope that they would project their anger in more positive ways then to vandalize a California state landmark."
A day before his star was tarnished, actor/director Debbie Allen told MSNBC whether the allegations are true or not, Cosby's reputation is already damaged.
"Just imagine Mickey Mouse saying that he raped Minnie," Allen said. "Mickey Mouse is part of the fabric of America. Whether he did it or not, the question is being raised and so it'll leave a thought."