Despite all the controversy and complaints, Bill Cosby's star will be retained on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame.
"The answer is no," said Leron Gubler, President and Chief Executive of the Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce, in an E-mail to the Los Angeles Times. This is in response to a complaint written by Earl Ofari Hutchinson of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable and Najee Ali of Project Islamic Hope, who requested for the removal of Cosby's star.
"Drugging and rape are serious crimes and having a star on the walk honoring Cosby after his admissions of these acts is a gross slap at the industry and the public," Ali and Hutchinson's letter read. The complaint came after the unsealing of a 2005 deposition where Cosby admitted to not only obtaining Quaaludes, a drug that acts as a sedative, with the intention of giving them to women he was interested in having sex with, but also doing so with at least one woman.
But Gubler additionally had this to say in his e-mail: “Once a star has been added to the Walk, it is considered a part of the historic fabric of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Because of this, we have never removed a star from the Walk.”