Man sentenced for smashing Trump's Hollywood star with ax

Blanche Robertson
November 11, 2018

Los Angeles police say the suspect who allegedly vandalized President Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been taken into custody, but this isn't the first time the star has been destroyed.

Clay reportedly pled "no contest" to the charges of felony vandalism for destroying Trump's star over the summer.

In addition, the 24-year-old from Glendale, CA must attend psychological counseling and pay back the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce $9,400 for the damages.

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Maybe that community service will include cleaning up the Hollywood Walk of Fame over by Hollywood and Highland. He pleaded no contest to felony vandalism in February 2017 and was sentenced to three years of probation and 20 days of community service.

He was facing the possibility of three-years in prison, but instead a judge sentenced him to one-day in a county jail followed by three-years of probation. Given not even a day in jail, the self-described activist was also ordered to pay $3,700 to the Hollywood Historic Trust and $700 to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to fix the damage done to Trump's star. "I think the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce can really take a stand against him right now by removing his star".

In August, West Hollywood city council unanimously approved a motion calling for the removal of Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2016, Plastic Jesus pulled a similar stunt, placing a six-inch tall wall around the star, as a way to represent the border wall with Mexico that Trump promised during his presidential campaign. "Which song are you most looking forward to hearing?" the star's team tweeted Wednesday. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has condemned the vandalism, but so far refused to remove stars from the walk, saying that regardless of who they represent, they are a part of the history of the area.

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