Lucy Lawless sentenced. According to an article from today at the Los Angeles Times, Lucy Lawless was sentenced for charges stemming from a protest last February where she, and six other people, boarded an oil-drilling ship to delay its voyage.
The 44-year-old actress, and mother of three, boarded the Arctic oil-drilling ship the Noble Discoverer while it was docked at New Zealand’s Port Taranaki. Once there, the group climbed atop a 174-foot drilling tower, where they stayed for four days.
Sources say the group, who, in a Greenpeace protest, boarded the ship to delay its voyage, spent the four days camped out atop the drilling tower where they blogged and hung out.
Shell Todd Oil Services, the company that chartered Noble Discoverer, wanted $545,000 in reparations from the activists. However, a New Zealand judge ordered the activists to pay $547 apiece, and complete 120 hours of community service.
So Lucy Lawless was sentenced, but the actress says she still has no regrets over protesting, and admits she will be “happy to pick up litter, clean toilets or anything else asked of her as part of community service.”
Lawless says she plans to continue speaking out on the topics of climate change and oil drilling.
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