A man dressed as a city construction worker took a sledgehammer and a pick-ax to Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame early this morning, smashing the star as bystanders taped the event.
You can click through here to Deadline Hollywood to see the publication’s exclusive footage.
“The man, who told Deadline his name was Jamie Otis, said he was trying to extract the star to auction it off and raise funds for the women who have come forward to accuse Trump of sexually assaulting them over the decades,” Dominic Patten writes in the Deadline report. Patten, a senior editor at Deadline, reportedly witnessed the event.
“The embedded terrazzo and brass star, dedicated in 2007 in recognition of the now-GOP presidential candidate’s days as host of NBC’s ‘The Apprentice,’ was smashed to bits, with shrapnel flying everywhere in the early-morning hours at the star’s sidewalk home at 6801 Hollywood Blvd. near the Dolby Theatre,” Patten reports, adding: “The incident occurred around 5:45 AM with a few bystanders stopping to watch. An LAPD police cruiser showed up around 6:15, but Otis already had left the scene.”