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While the star was quickly restored, the message was heard loud and clear.
Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was destroyed early Wednesday morning, though it was quickly restored before the end of the day, according to reports.
At 5:45 am, Jamie Otis showed up at Trump’s star dressed as a construction worker, and use a pick-ax to try completely remove the commemoration on Hollywood Boulevard. Trump’s star was dedicated in 2007 in recognition of his work with NBC’s The Apprentice.
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Police are still investigating, but Otis identified himself to Deadline as the perpetrator in the video that is currently making its rounds. Otis told the Deadline he was willing to turn himself into the police, and that he had hoped to auction off the sidewalk star to fundraise for women who’ve accused Trump of sexually assault.
Though vandalism of this sort is uncommon, this is not the first time Trump’s star has been a target: since he announced his bid for president, Trump’s star has been spray-painted with a swastika and a “mute” icon.
Trump has yet to say anything about the vandalism. He spent Wednesday in Washington D.C. where he revealed the opening of his latest hotel, though anti-Trump protesters denounced the Republican presidential nominee and called for a boycott of his properties.
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