The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will not have Bill Cosby‘s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame removed.
According to SkyNews, a Hollywood Chamber of Commerce rep revealed following his Tuesday sexual assault sentencing that while his actions are “regrettable”, the Hollywood Walk of Fame remains “a historical record of entertainment figures past and present”.
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.”
The statement comes after immense pressure by the public to have his star removed. Cosby’s star was unveiled on Hollywood Boulevard in 1977.