The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce says it won’t remove the stars of Bill Cosby or Donald Trump from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, declaring that once a star is installed, it’s there to stay.
The statue was part of the theme park’s Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame Plaza, which features busts of TV legends such as Lucille Ball, Dick Clark, Andy Griffith, Oprah Winfrey and Walt Disney.
An unsealed 2005 deposition detailing how comedian Bill Cosby used drugs on women he meant to have sex with is the latest controversy in the 77-year-old’s life, but that’s not what made his talent agency drop him, Deadline reports.
“In light of recent circumstances it is prudent that the bust of actor Bill Cosby be removed from Disney’s Florida theme park”, the petition read.
Singer Jill Scott, who defended Cosby previous year, said Monday’s revelation was a turning point.
When this new wave of accusations surfaced (Cosby was also accused of sexual misconduct in the 80s and 90s) a number of high-profile celebs rushed to his defense.
As Cosby celebrates his 78th birthday on Sunday, maybe he’ll take time to think over his life choices and how they’ve shaped his legacy for the last couple of years.
Whoopi Goldberg, though, isn’t one of them. “I don’t like snap judgments”. “Save your texts, save your nasty comments”. “He has not been proven a rapist”.
Oscar victor and day-time talk show host Whoopi Goldberg has vehemently defended him, and yesterday on the talk show The View, she continued to do so. He writes that he was disappointed to hear of the committee’s decision: “It’s a shame and it really gives Hollywood a black eye”. “As more information comes out, people can make judgments”.