Vandal Destroys Trump’s Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star With A Sledgehammer

AP

A man dressed as a city construction worker took a sledgehammer to Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on Wednesday morning.

The vandal identified himself as Jamie Otis and wielded a sledgehammer and pickaxe in an attack that left chunks missing from the sidewalk around 5:45 a.m., according to a report by Deadline Hollywood.

Otis told Deadline that he originally planned to remove Trump’s star and auction it off to raise money for women who have come forward with sexual assault allegations against the GOP nominee spanning four decades.

Trump’s Walk of Fame star had previously been defaced by various means. A swastika was spray-painted over the tile in January and cleaned off shortly afterwards.

In June, Norwegian street artist Pøbel spray-painted a mute sign onto the star:

In July, an artist who calls himself Plastic Jesus built a miniature wall topped with razor wire around the tile, referencing Trump’s much-touted plan to build a border wall between the United States and Mexico.

And in September:

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