Mu­ral fea­tures vul­gar Trump quotes

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NEW OR­LEANS (AP) — A New Or­leans res­i­dent was un­law­fully or­dered to re­move a large mu­ral fea­tur­ing in­fa­mous Don­ald Trump quotes from a 2005 “Ac­cess Hol­ly­wood” record­ing, ac­cord­ing to a law­suit filed Tues­day.

The mu­ral is, in ef­fect, a par­tial tran­script of the record­ing that sur­faced dur­ing the 2016 pres­i­den­tial race. In the record­ing, the fu­ture pres­i­dent is heard boast­ing about grab­bing women’s pri­vate parts and de­scrib­ing a woman’s breasts in vul­gar terms.

The mu­ral, painted on a fence in a mostly res­i­den­tial area of mod­est houses, has black let­ters on a white back­ground. It sub­sti­tutes im­ages for some of the words. For in­stance, in­stead of the vul­gar term Trump used for breasts, it de­picts a pair of bare breasts. It is lo­cated on the prop­erty of New Or­leans res­i­dent Neal Mor­ris.

The ACLU’s law­suit says Mor­ris was or­dered by the city to re­move the mu­ral soon af­ter it was painted in Novem­ber.

The city’s Nov. 8 memo to Mor­ris, a copy of which is in the court fil­ing, did not men­tion the mu­ral’s con­tent, but noted that New Or­leans’ zon­ing or­di­nance doesn’t al­low mu­rals in res­i­den­tial zones. The memo added that Mor­ris could be fined or jailed if he didn’t re­move it.

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