Trump’s Hollywood Star Vandal’s Case Moves To DA For Prosecution
The Los Angeles Police Department has completed its investigation of James Otis, who destroyed Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star several weeks ago.
The case is now in the hands of the L.A. County District Attorney and “felony prosecution is highly likely,” according to TMZ.
Otis admitted to the crime in a video confession, claiming he did it to bring attention to the problem of sexual assault in America, and specifically, the allegations of assault against Trump. He could earn up to three years in prison if the act is considered felony vandalism.
Law enforcement officials have made it clear that “this is not a political issue for cops or the D.A.,” TMZ reports. “It’s a straightforward vandalism case that will almost certainly end up in court.” (RELATED: Suspect Arrested For Destroying Trump’s Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star)
Otis plans to sue Trump and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce claiming the presidential nominee’s star “is a blight on Hollywood Blvd. and is antithetical to democracy,” TMZ reports.
The self-proclaimed non-violent activist sees Trump’s star as a negative effect on Hollywood and should be removed for good. Otis argues that because tourists come to Hollywood from all over the world, the Walk of Fame needs to embrace their cultures, religions and traditions. He doesn’t believe Trump’s star is representative of that hospitality.
The vandal’s baseless suit will likely be dismissed.