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Donald Trump received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007 under the TV category for his work on the Miss Universe contests and “The Apprentice.”
Austin Clay, 24, destroyed Trump’s star this week with a pickax!
The LA Times reports that Clay committed the vandalism crime around 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday. He actually called the police on himself, was being held on a $20,000 bail. Clay says his goal was to smash the entire star and auction off the pieces. Clay’s motive was due to his frustration with Trump’s poor presidential administration, specifically his sexual assault incident.
James Otis, 54, who also destroyed Trump’s star on the Walk of Fame in 2016 with a pickax stated that he will bail out Clay. However, a GoFundMe account was also created to raise funds for his release.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department online records states Clay was released Thursday morning (charged with a felony offense and with community service time). His next court date is August 15.
Leron Gubler, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce president and CEO said, “The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an institution celebrating the positive contributions of the inductees. When people are unhappy 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. Our democracy is based on respect for the law. People can make a difference by voting and not destroying public property.”