Man accused of smashing Donald Trump's Hollywood star freed on bail

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A man arrested on suspicion of smashing Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been released on bail.

James Otis was taken into custody on Thursday and released in the afternoon on 20,000 US dollars bail. He is facing a possible charge of felony vandalism.

The vandalized star for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is seen on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
(Richard Vogel/AP)

Otis has publicly acknowledged using a sledgehammer to smash up the star on Wednesday, causing an estimated 2,500 US dollars damage.

He told Deadline Hollywood that he was sick of what he called Trump's aggressive language and sexual violence towards women.

A man takes a photo of the vandalized star for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
(Richard Vogel/AP)

Otis said he originally intended to remove the star because he wanted to auction it off to raise funds for the 11 women who contend Trump groped them -- allegations that the Republican presidential candidate has denied.

Otis has said he will gladly pay for repairs.