HOLLYWOOD HILLS—On Thursday, October 27, at approximately 2:40 p.m. James Otis, the suspect who vandalized Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame posted a $20,000 bail and was released from jail. His release came hours after being arrested for felony vandalism Thursday morning.
Otis attempted to remove Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a sledgehammer and an ax. A Deadline.com video depicts Otis dressed as a construction worker in an orange vest and work boots removing pieces of the star located at 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
In a video posted on TMZ, Otis states that the act was part of his protest against Trump for his mistreatment of women.
“The point of the exercise was to take the star and…auction it off election day and then take that money and distribute it to the women who been sexually assaulted by Mr. Trump along with the George Washington republican. The George Washington republicans who are against sexual assault,” said Otis.
Donald Trump received the star in January 2007 for his success on the hit NBC TV reality competition series, “The Apprentice.” Since announcing his candidacy for president, his star has been a target of shaming by patrons who are not a fan of the candidate.
Otis is expected back in court on November 18.