The West Hollywood City Council voted unanimously to remove President Trump’s “Walk of Fame” star Monday night. John Duran, the city’s mayor, announced that the council passed a resolution that would ask the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to remove the star.
The marker has been the site of protests since Donald Trump became president, and has been pummeled by a pickax and a sledgehammer.
This resolution comes just after Trump’s star was destroyed by a man — identified as Austin Clay, 24 — wielding a pickaxe on July 25. Clay was charged with a felony on Monday for the alleged vandalization, according to CBS Los Angeles.
In October 2016, James Otis attacked the star with a sledgehammer and pickaxe. He received three years probation, 20 community service days, and a $4,400 fine for the vandalism.
The Daily Caller reports:
John Duran, the city’s mayor, announced that the council passed a resolution that would ask the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to remove the star.
West Hollywood City council unanimously passes resolution asking the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to remove the Donald Trump star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. #horcruxdestroyed #bellicose #belligerent #unAmericanvalues #MakeAmericaintoAmericaAgain
— JohnDuran (@JohnDuran) August 7, 2018
The agenda explained that they were calling the vote, “due to his disturbing treatment of women and other actions that do not meet the shared values of the City of West Hollywood, the region, state, and country,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a registered historic landmark. Once a star has been added to the Walk, it is considered a part of the historic fabric of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Because of this, we have never removed a star from the Walk,” Leron Gubler, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, said back in 2015.
Other figures like Bill Cosby, Kevin Spacey, and Brett Ratner, all of whom were accused of sexual misconduct, still have their stars.
Trump’s star has been destroyed twice in the last month, and it was also the location of two separate brawls.