Donald Trump‘s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was replaced after a man used a pick and sledgehammer earlier this week to destroy it and remove the real estate mogul’s name from the storied sidewalk on the 6800 block of Hollywood Boulevard.
A man who identified himself as James Otis apparently provided a video to TMZ in which he confesses to the vandalism and says police were quickly but unsuccessfully on his tail.
He says he has family members who have suffered from sexual abuse. About a dozen women have come forward in the last few weeks alleging that the presidential candidate touched them inappropriately at the least. Otis, who describes himself as a “nonviolent activist” who’s been arrested nearly 25 times, says he wanted to auction the star on Election Day and give the proceeds to the claimants.
Police said they do not yet have anyone in custody.