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Former Spartacus Star Lucy Lawless Facing Up To Three Years In Jail

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I've got bad news to report today for fans of recently departed Spartacus star Lucy Lawless. It seems that everyone's favorite Warrior Princess might just end doing some pretty serious hard time, although the former Xena's heart seems to have been in the right place.

Back in February, Lawless and five other Greenpeace activists camped on the top of an oil drilling tower on the ship the Noble Discoverer, while protesting Arctic fossil fuel exploration in her native New Zealand. They were subsequently charged with unlawful trespass, and Lawless was among the activists to plead guilty in a court of law on Thursday. The actress did receive a bit of good fortune though, as prosecutors chose to reduce the original charge of burglary that she was facing to the lesser charge of trespass.

It seems that the New Zealand justice system moves just as slowly as the American one, as Lawless isn't due to be sentenced until September. She faces a maximum sentence of three years in jail, although she could obviously (and probably will) end up receiving a lesser term. She may even get lucky and do no jail time at all if the sentencing judge takes pity on her. That said, a possible years long jail stint is definitely a very serious matter.

I realize that this type of activism is a very divisive issue to some, but no matter what your stance, I think we can all agree that Lawless herself felt that she was doing the right and moral thing here. We'll just have to wait and see if a judge agrees with her in September.

Do you think Lucy Lawless will serve jail time? Does she deserve to?

Source: EW.com


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Show:
- Xena: Warrior Princess
- Spartacus: War of the Damned
Person:
- Lucy Lawless

Written by: Michael Stevenson
Jun 14th, 2012, 11:29 pm

Sinkem Today

Message Posted On Jun 16th, 2012, 8:27 am
Lucy should have been shot! All trespassers should be shot and survivors to be shot again. How would you like it if a bunch of lunatics march into your house. Greenpeace is a communist organization bent on destroying the West! Greenpeace activists are nothing but criminals.
Anonymous

Message Posted On Jun 15th, 2012, 7:52 pm
Sorry for her but Greenpeace is another bankster-run scam (reduce oil volumes on the market and maintain or up prices) like "Peak Oil" (cf. abiotic oil etc etc). Bit like the Masons, lower orders don't know what's up and a few good things are in the mix to maintain plausibility. Her punishment if is for being a Useful Idiotâ„¢.
Anonymous

Message Posted On Jun 15th, 2012, 7:02 am
That was supposed to be humorous? I guess it was lost on me then.
Anonymous

Message Posted On Jun 15th, 2012, 6:47 am
And the last poster is for sure and certain missing their sense of humor! Lighten-up dickwad!
Anonymous

Message Posted On Jun 15th, 2012, 5:21 am
The last commenter is a f'ing psycho.
Dirty Den

Message Posted On Jun 15th, 2012, 3:37 am
Do I think Lucy deserves jailtime? OH GOD YES! I think ALL women need to be jailed, naked, with a collar and leash around their necks doing LOTS of hard, sweaty work. And when they're finished doing hard labour for the day, they need to be led to the showers whereby they're chained to the overhead pipes, washed and scrubbed down like the filthy harlots they are. Feeding time? Few scraps in a bowl on the floor. NO using hands either. Ooh. Yes.
GMAC (FL)

Message Posted On Jun 15th, 2012, 3:31 am
Lucyfigure for New Zealand, and I think she was on will be just fine, she's a vocal and moral figure and was only doing what others would'nt. No Jail Time for one of my Favorite Stars. Love ya Lucy. GMAC (FLORIDA)
Raregrit

Message Posted On Jun 15th, 2012, 2:33 am
Trespass is not a serious crime and should not resoulte in jail time. It's more a slap on the wrist kind of offensive. If i was the Judge i would just fine her and give her comunity service type duites to do, that's eaily harsh enough.
Gary Day - UK

Message Posted On Jun 15th, 2012, 2:14 am
No she should do jail time she was standing up for a very worthwhile cause and Lucy is a superstar of immense stature. The courts must realise making an example out of her is not going to change anything.. A keep Lucy out of jail campaign now needs to be started to protect her from the possible jail time. Lucy has been a favourite of mine for many years and if I could I would do her sentence
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