Austin Clay GoFundMe Page Started in Trump Star Case

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Getty A GoFundMe site has been created to help bail out Austin Clay, who is accused of destroying Trump's Hollywood star.

Austin Clay was identified as the man accused of taking a pickax to President Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and now some people are rallying behind him with a GoFundMe page. You can see photos of the damage throughout this story.

Clay was named as the accused vandal by a reporter for BuzzFeed News and The Press Enterprise. Both cited the Los Angeles Police Department as the source.

This is where you can find the GoFundMe page that was launched to help Clay. The page was created by Carina Hull, of Aptos, California.

The GoFundMe page reads: “On July 24th 2018, patriot Austin Clay destroyed rapist Donald trump’s Hollywood star on the walk of fame. Bail is set at $20,000 for felony vandalism. Let’s get Austin out today.” (Note: Donald Trump denies the sexual assault accusations made against him.)

However, reaction to Clay’s alleged actions was not all positive. The president of the Chamber of Commerce that sponsors the Wall of Fame in Hollywood has spoken out against it, and one man, Gregg Donovan, showed up to guard what’s left of the demolished star, while toting a Trump 2020 sign.

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Gregg Donovan (C) holds a Trump 2020 sign as he stands near President Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 25, 2018 in Hollywood, California. The star was vandalized overnight.

The president for the Chamber of Commerce that runs the Walk of Fame urged people to show respect for the law.

“The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an institution celebrating the positive contributions of the inductees,” said Leron Gubler, president and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, to The Press Enterprise. “When people are unhappy with one of our honorees, we would hope that they would project their anger in more positive ways than to vandalize a California State landmark. Our democracy is based on respect for the law. People can make a difference by voting and not destroying public property.”

Here’s what you need to know:


Clay Is Accused of Hiding a Pickax Inside a Guitar Case

Jail records identify the Trump star suspect as Austin Mikel Clay. He is 24-years-old.

The vandal struck on the morning of July 25, 2018, and he hid the pickax inside a guitar case, according to NBC 4. Trump earned his star on the Walk of Fame when he was on The Apprentice.

Austin Clay is being held on $20,000 bail on a felony charge, according to jail records. He was booked on suspicion of vandalism. Here is the inmate record for Clay:

Clay, in an interview with TMZ, defended his actions and bragged that celebrities like Robert DeNiro have given him support. He told TMZ he was happy he took a pickax to the star and said he was motivated by the immigrant family separation issue.

California voter registration requires a partial social security number to look up records. A Facebook page linked to Austin Clay in online records was deleted.

According to CNN, police said Clay didn’t reveal a motive to them.

NBC 4 found a witness to the incident named David Palmer, who says he told the man, “I’m like, ‘Why are you hitting that star? What did Donald Trump do to you?’ Then he went around the corner and I think he left.”

The call came into police around 3:33 a.m. Pictures showed that the pickax was left behind at the scene.


People Picked Up Pieces of the Wrecked Star as Souvenirs But Donovan Came to Guard It

Other people were picking up pieces of the rubble as souvenirs. According to CBS Los Angeles, “graffiti was added to the destroyed star then covered with a chin-up bar just a few hours later.” Gregg Donovan decided to “stand guard over the star,” the television station reported. Donovan carried a Trump 2020 sign.

Austin Clay, whose hometown is not yet known, may have called the police – on himself.

“Multiple people — including police — tell me a man walked up with a guitar case and pulled out the pickaxe. Then, it’s believed, he called police himself to report it, but left the scene before they got here. Now, he’s nowhere to be found,” NBC LA reporter Jonathan Gonzalez wrote on Twitter.

According to Gonzalez, the suspect turned himself in to Beverly Hills police.

Lt. Karen Leong, of the LAPD’s Hollywood Division, told The Los Angeles Times that the man “called police and advised he had vandalized Donald Trump’s star and basically called on himself and said, ‘See you soon.’”

He eventually walked into Beverly Hills police headquarters and turned himself in, the newspaper reported.

“I just seen a guy going to town on, I guess, the ground or whatever,” Patricia Cox said to CBS Los Angeles. “I didn’t know what was going on.

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Anonymous

What an f…n joke. God help the person who would have done anything to blackbama. The liberals all can go to hell

So everything works for the good of a Christian or ,God sets traps or problems to draw a person to Him,,

A Christian must overcome fear ,,
We believe God ,,living God,,
A God who promised us eternal life
We have less hope in this Earth
Anything may happen to a Christian,,
He will die of disesase,,
Or accidentally,, killed,, murderd,,
But God can save him as well.
A Christian has hopes up for eternal life,,
But a non CHRISTIAN has hopes up in this WORLD,,,
Once Jesus PRAYED,,
God father I Pray for these ,,
Not to TAKE them from this world ,,
But keep them here ,,
We are a group believing God , JESUS,,,,
So we are called CHRISTIANS,,,
We have very very less beliefs in racism.
When some problems ,, diseases ,, strike a Christian,,
We should say
He should say,,
It is okay for our God,,,,, so it is okay for me
I am ,,
We are ,,,,in God’s team,
AMEN.
God allowed it to me ,,
I don’t know ,,why?
May be for good,,
I don’t feel handicapped,,,
God allowed it to me ,,
It is okay to God,,,,so it is okay to me ,,,
A Christian must develop this kind of attitude,,
Many Christians feel ,,it a punishment of God,, when God allows certain problems to us,,
Problems to us is to correct us ,,
Keep us holy,,,
Apostle Paul says,,
He got a Thorn in his body,,
It is given to him by God,,
For not to exalt himself ,,for his revelation,,,
So God allows,
,,
,. when we get fear,,
A Christian should know that ,,God allows certain things ,,or God allowed certain things ,,
God fears that if a Christian ,,is sinning boldly ,
,
,,it will affect God’s reputations ,
,as well as a Christian will ruin his soul ,,
So for God ,,
Punishment is necessary,,
So when we get punishment we should not curse God,,,
Nothing will separate us from God,,love of Jesus,,
My father got some diseases ,,
Some problems ,, tribulations ,,
But it helped our family become CHRISTIANS,,
It took us to Christ,,
If my father had not got tribulations ,, or diseases ,,
Now we would not be CHRISTIANS,,
So a Christian should rejoice in tribulations,, or diseases,,,
It takes us to Christ,,
Can we compare ,, our tribulations ,,, equal to coming to Jesus ,,,?
No,,
So I want more troubles ,,
I want more pains ,,
I long for more tribulations ,,
Because I Know ,, it would take me to Christ.
What is the price a man can give for his knowing Christ ? Or
his coming to Christ ?
Even his life is not equal ,,,
A Christian must rejoice in tribulations,,
By faith ,,
By his peace with God,,
Or his his Peace in God ,,
Will make him great ,,
Problems or pains will take us to Christ ,,
Take us closer to God,,,
Solomon said ,,prayed God ,,
Not to give him more rich ,,or keep him in poverty ,,

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