Man Who Destroyed Trump’s Hollywood Star Releases Video Confession
James Otis, the man who claims he destroyed Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star, posted a video explanation of his crime, obtained by TMZ.
Otis reveals what led him to do it in the video, as well as why he’s not afraid of the consequences that may result from his actions.
“The reason I did it was because of the amount of sexual assaults, that not only my own family has experienced, but the many women that Donald Trump has done this to,” Otis said in the video.
“The point of the exercise was to take the star and auction it off election day November 8 and then take that money and distribute it to the women who’ve been sexually assaulted by Mr. Trump,” he continued.
Otis doesn’t believe Trump deserves the star, considering the alleged sexual assault accusations against him. The self-proclaimed non-violent activist vandalized the Hollywood star around 5:45 Wednesday morning. He tried to remove the entire star from the Walk of Fame, but was only able to remove Trump’s name and the emblem with his sledgehammer and pickaxe before fleeing the scene.
Otis said he has an attorney and is sure he will turn himself in soon. But until then he hopes to reach out to as many people as he can to “help put a spotlight on sexual violence in this country.”
“I am a non-violent activist. I’ve been arrested maybe 24, 25 times. And so I will turn myself in,” Otis said. He also added that he’s not afraid of Trump and it would be an honor to go up against him in court.
According to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce valued the plaque at $30,000, TMZ reports. Los Angeles police are looking for Otis, who is on the hook for a felony if he actually did it.