'The Fault in Our Stars' actress Shailene Woodley could face 60 days in jail after arrest

13 October 2016 / 1 month 3 weeks ago

Shailene Woodley could face 60 days in jail for her trespassing charges.

The 24-year-old actress was arrested for criminal trespassing on Monday (10.10.16), after she was caught on the construction site for the Dakota Access Pipeline. The star was among roughly 100 protestors who turned up to the site for a peaceful protest against the proposed pipeline plans, amid concerns the transportation of crude oil across the Missouri river could potentially cause irreversible harm to drinking water as well as the river's ecosystem.

Now, it has been revealed that the 'Divergent' star could face two months in jail as well as a fine of $3,000 if she is found guilty of the charges brought against her.

'The Fault in Our Stars' actress will appear in a North Dakota court in the city of Mandan on October 24. An estimated 26 other activists were also arrested under the same charges as Shailene, and are also facing the same penalties if found guilty.

The star - who livestreamed her protest on Facebook - previously said her arrest came as a result of her celebrity status, after a police officer told her she had been arrested because she was "identified".

She said: "I'm being arrested. Because I was trespassing, like everyone else. But as soon as you guys asked me to leave, I left.

"I'm being arrested! I was down there with everybody else! I don't know what's going on, as soon as they came I left. It's because I'm well known, it's because I have 40,000 people watching."

The beauty also described how police officers "grabbed" her, and wouldn't let her go.

She said: "I was just walking back to the RV which is right there, so we could go back to camp peacefully. They grabbed me by the jacket and they said I wasn't allowed to continue. They have giant guns and batons and zip ties and they're not letting me go."

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