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California man charged with destroying Trump’s star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

California man charged with destroying Trump’s star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Walk of Fame is an invitation-only marketing gimmick-cum-tourist site which raises revenue for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce; once offered a star, the recipient must then pay for the star and its installation out of their own pocket.

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

"Allowing Mr. Trump to continue to have a star in light of his behavior toward women, particularly in the #TimesUp, and #MeToo movements, should not be acceptable in the Hollywood and entertainment industry communities", the council added.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce awards the stars.

Case in point, Donald J. Trump, who was a "celebrity" of little to no distinction when he bought his way onto Hollywood Boulevard in 2007 (real talk: a Walk of Fame star costs $40,000) for his work producing the Miss Universe pageant, or whatever.

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After Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star was smashed by a pickaxe-wielding vandal in July 25, allegedly a man named Austin Mikel Clay, officials grappled with a way to prevent the President's star from simply being destroyed again after its replacement.

Providing other reasons for the removal, the council members noted Trump's policies, including his refusal to accept U.S. 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 United States border with Mexico.

There have been campaigns to remove stars in the past, but it hasn't happened in the Walk's 40-year history.

Put forth by West Hollywood Mayor Pro Tem John D'Amico and Councilwoman Lindsey Horvath, the motion had sought the removal of the landmark 'due to [Trump's] disturbing treatment of women and other actions'. He could face as many as three years in jail.

The star was previously vandalized by James Otis with a sledgehammer and pickax days before the November 2016 election.