Lucy Lawless Dodges Jail

“Xena: Warrior Princess” actress Lucy Lawless dodged a hefty monetary fine, as well as jail time, after she was found guilty of trespassing. Lawless entered a guilty plea to trespassing charges after an incident last February.

Lawless, along with other Greenpeace protestors, trespassed on the Noble Discoverer, an oil-drilling ship. The group camped out on the ship and Lawless climbed nearly 200 feet to the top of one of the ship’s towers. From the tower, Lawless delivered a 77 hour long campaign of Twitter updates to fans and supporters.

Lawless could have been sentenced to more than five years in prison and forced to pay fines in excess of $500,000. The actress-turned-activist had no regrets as she stood before the judge.

“For the first time in my life, I put my body and reputation on the line to stand up for my beliefs and do the right thing,” Lawless said.

She was sentenced to pay a $547 fine and to serve 120 hours of community service.

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SOURCE: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/gossip/la-et-mg-lucy-lawless-sentenced-greenpeace-20130207,0,1135654.story