Man Accused of Destroying Trump’s Walk of Fame Star: It Was a ‘Rightful and Just Act’

The 24-year-old who allegedly destroyed President Donald Trump’s Walk of Fame star last month pleaded not guilty to felony vandalism on Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. “I don’t personally think that there should be any charges brought against me… Because what I did, I believe, was a rightful and just act,” Clay Austin told reporters outside the courthouse. “I think that the repercussions of it were only positive… I only wanted to bring about positive political change.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, Austin is accused of leaving a hole in the cement while taking a pickaxe to the president’s sidewalk star on July 25. He turned himself into police a couple of hours after the incident. Austin faces up to three years in jail if convicted. This comes after a 53-year-old took a jackhammer and a pickaxe to the star in 2016, telling those recording him that he was destroying it in response to Trump’s remarks on the infamous Access Hollywood tape.