Bill Cosby’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was vandalized with the words “serial rapist” sometime Monday night, according to authorities — but has since been cleaned.
The graffiti was reported to police around 5:30 a.m. and led to a vandalism report and ongoing investigation, LAPD Officer Tony I’m told the Daily News.
He said the star has since been restored, but police will comb through surveillance video in their search for a suspect.
The Hollywood Chamber of Congress, which manages the Walk of Fame, issued a statement urging protesters to leave the landmark alone.
“The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an institution celebrating the positive professional contributions of the inductees. When people are angry with one of our honorees, we would hope that they would project their anger in more positive ways than to vandalize a California State landmark,” the statement said.
The latest plaque attack wasn’t the first for the disgraced comedian.
A vandal wrote “rapist” on Cosby’s star three times with a purple marker back in December 2014, shortly after a wave of women started stepping forward with sexual misconduct allegations against the comedian once known as “America’s Dad.”
Bill Cosby is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 24. He’s currently under house arrest with an ankle monitor.