Lesbian.com, June 15, 2012
Lesbian icon Lucy Lawless plead guilty to trespassing in an Auckland, New Zealand, court on Thursday. The former “Xena: Warrior Princess” actress was arrested in February with other Greenpeace activists who had boarded an oil-drilling ship and attempted to keep it from leaving port for an Arctic destination.
“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 told the Associated Press after appearing in court. “I hope I’ve encouraged other people to do the same.”
Sentencing is set for September, and although trespassing carries a possible sentence of three years in prison, Lawless told reporters that as a first-time offender, she expects to serve no jail time. The charge was reduced from burglary.