- Title: Trump Walk of Fame star vandalism suspect pleads not guilty
- Date: 18th November 2016
- Summary: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - OCTOBER 26, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP'S DEFACED STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
- Embargoed: 3rd December 2016 22:52
- Keywords: Donald Trump president-elect star Hollywood Walk of Fame vandalized court not guilty
- Location: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- City: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Judicial Process/Court Cases/Court Decisions
- Reuters ID: LVA00258Z4FUV
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- Story Text: The man suspected of vandalizing President-elect Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was arraigned on Friday (November 18) in Los Angeles.
James Otis, 52, who admitted destroying Trump's star in October, pleaded not guilty to a felony vandalism charge.
The star was badly vandalized, possibly with a sledgehammer, officials said. Trump's name was scratched out, the emblem in the middle was dislodged and chips from the star were removed.
"Upon reflection, after my arrest, I had said I was proud and felt very good about destroying Mr. Trump's star, however now I realize I was wrong, that I shouldn't have done it and now I'm going to focus my energies and time to fight Mr. Trump non-violently across the country," Otis said after the arraignment.
Trump was the focus of several large protests during his campaign and since being elected.
The former host of the NBC show "The Apprentice," Trump received his Walk of Fame star in 2007.
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