James Otis Arrested for Destroying Donald Trump’s Hollywood Star
‘He’s a serial liar and misogynist’: Millionaire activist explains why he smashed up Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star as he is bailed for $20,000
James Otis admitted to vandalizing the $30,000 star on Wednesday
He planned to turn himself in after a press conference, but was caught first
Otis, an heir to Otis Elevator Company fortune, spoke to the media after his release on Thursday
He said he did it to show support for women who have accused Trump of groping them
The millionaire activist who admitted smashing up Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star called the Republican nominee a ‘serial liar and a misogynist’ as he explained his actions on Thursday. James Otis, 52, an heir to the Otis Elevator Company fortune, was arrested on Thursday for taking a sledgehammer and pick-ax to the $30,000 tourist attraction. He told reporters a short time after he was released from jail on $20,000 bail, that he did it to show support for women who have accused Trump of groping them. ‘He’s a serial liar and misogynist and that’s why we’re here: to try to address that and help those women who told Mr. Trump they won’t stand for it anymore,’ Otis said.
Otis was arrested for felony vandalism and is due in court on November 18, authorities said.
The charge that could earn him three years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted.
Otis, in his news conference, said he is taking responsibility for hacking at Trump’s star and he criticized Trump for what he described as dodging his responsibility.
His attack on Wednesday on the star, which Donald Trump received in 2007 for starring in the NBC show ‘The Apprentice,’ made national headlines.
Otis was captured on video in a hard hat and reflective vest as he hacked at the star before dawn on a sidewalk in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Hollywood.