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Bill Cosby’s Walk of Fame Star to Stay, Other Honors Scrutinized

Comedian Bill Cosby performs at the Buell Theater in Denver, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. Cosby, 77, is facing sexual assault accusations from at least 15 women, with some of the claims dating back decades. He has denied the allegations through his attorney and has never been charged with a crime. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Comedian Bill Cosby performs at the Buell Theater in Denver, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

(Reuters) – Bill Cosby’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame will not be removed, organizers said on Thursday, but other honors given to the beleaguered comedian came under assault in the face of mounting sexual abuse allegations against him.

“The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a registered historic landmark. 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,” Leron Gubler, president of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which administers the iconic pink and gold stars, said in a statement.

Gubler was responding to a call from a small Los Angeles activist group following Cosby’s admission 10 years ago that he obtained powerful sedatives with the aim of giving them to women to have sex.

More than 2,500 entertainers have stars placed in the sidewalk of the 1.3-mile (2-km) attraction in Hollywood.

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