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Trump’s Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame Destroyed By Vandal

Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after it was vandalized / AP
• October 26, 2016 1:20 pm

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Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was destroyed early Wednesday morning by a man with a sledgehammer.

The man who carried out the attack disguised himself as a construction worker, Deadline Hollywood reported.

The vandal spoke to Deadline and identified himself as Jamie Otis.

He said he originally intended to remove Trump's star completely to auction it off next month in New York to raise funds for the women who have recently come forward to accuse Trump of sexually assaulting them over the decades.

The star was left almost completely destroyed, with Trump's name ineligible. The TV icon in the middle of the star is missing as well. A tent is currently covering the star while it is being repaired.

Trump's star has been targeted by vandals before. It has been spray painted and the subject of street art by protesters. In the past it has always been repaired fairly quickly.

The star sits across the street from where Jimmy Kimmel Live is filmed and in an area that normally has a higher level of police patrolling.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce awarded Trump the star in 2007 for his work on the Apprentice.

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