Man charged with vandalising Donald Trump's Hollywood star

A man has been charged with felony vandalism after a pickaxe and sledgehammer were used to smash Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Los Angeles County District attorney said the charge was filed on Thursday against 52-year-old James Otis.

He faces a maximum penalty of three years in jail.

Police say Otis destroyed the star of then-candidate Mr Trump in the pre-dawn hours of October 27 and was arrested soon after.

He said at the time that he smashed the star to protest about Mr Trump's treatment of women.

He said he had initially planned to steal the star, sell it and give the money to the women who had said Mr Trump groped them.

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