REPORT: Man who destroyed Trump’s Hollywood star with pickaxe receives sentencing

NOVEMBER 8, 2018

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A 24-year-old man who destroyed President Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a pickax in July reached a plea deal on Wednesday requiring him to pay nearly $9,500 for the marker’s replacement.

The man, Austin Mikel Clay, pleaded no contest to one felony count of vandalism, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Under the plea agreement, a judge ordered him to pay $9,404.46 to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which manages the Walk of Fame. That represents the actual cost of repairs to the star, said Leron Gubler, chief executive of the chamber.

The article goes on to state the following:

In a YouTube video published shortly after the vandalism, Mr. Clay said his destruction of the star was a “one-man protest” against the president and the Republican Party. “For as long as that star remains on Hollywood Boulevard, there’s going to be a really negative presence there,” he said in the video.

Mr. Clay, of Glendale, Calif., was also sentenced to three years of formal probation, one day in county jail (which he already served) and 20 days of community labor, according to the news release. He must also attend psychological counseling.

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  1. Capit November 8th, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Finally justice for these out of control morons.


  2. Brian November 8th, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    He will probably have to ask Mom and Dad for the money.


  3. Lanette Hei November 8th, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Problem is ,he should have been made to actually do the work on Replacing the stone and Star. And if it was not done right, he could keep replacing it until it was done properly, plus the Fine.


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