Austin Clay faces felony in Trump Hollywood star destruction

Austin Clay faces felony in Trump Hollywood star destruction

"This is an opportunity for decision-makers to take a stand on their values in support of women", the Council's report reads.

Trump's star also took a beating in October 2016, when it was vandalised by James Otis with a sledgehammer and pickaxe days before the November 2016 U.S. presidential election.

"The West Hollywood City Council did not pass the resolution because Donald Trump is a conservative or a Republican", West Hollywood Mayor Pro Tem John D'Amico told TheWrap on Monday.

Donald Trump's presence on the Hollywood Walk of Fame could soon be a thing of the past, after plans to remove his star received significant backing.

In 2015, a call to remove Bill Cosby's star from the Walk of Fame by activists amid a number of sexual assault accusations failed to get the support the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Providing other reasons for the removal, the council members noted Trump's policies, including his refusal to accept United States intelligence claims of Russian election interference, his decision to withdraw from the milestone Paris climate accord, a ban on transgender military officers, and the separation of immigrant families at the USA border with Mexico. The decision allows it to move forward with a request to remove the star, which has been badly vandalised on several occasions since Trump took office a year ago.

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Trump's star has repeatedly been the target of vandalism and protests since the reality TV star's turn to politics, most recently last month.

"The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a registered historic landmark".

The Chamber of Commerce has previous said it would never remove a star over backlash.

Austin Clay was one of the members of the public who spoke at the meeting, saying that the star is a "threat to public safety", adding: "I can see somebody getting hurt over the star". In 2016, 53-year-old James Lambert Otis used a jackhammer and pickaxe to desecrate the star.

Prosecutors say Clay took a pickax to Trump's star on Hollywood Boulevard on July 25. It's unclear whether he has a lawyer.

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