Actor James Cromwell, best known for his Oscar-nominated role in the 1995 family classic, Babe, as well as his Emmy-winning role in American Horror Story: Asylum, has been sentenced to serve a jail sentence in New York.
Cromwell, who will be appearing in 2018’s sequel to Jurassic World, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, was protesting at the construction site of a 650-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in December 2015, which included him and fellow protesters blocking traffic.
A judge sentenced the 77-year-old actor along with two others to a week stint in the Orange County jail after they were arrested and charged with civil disobedience.
According to protesters, the power plant in Wawayanda — a town 96 kilometers northwest of New York City — poses a threat to the environment, and a spokesperson for the group Protect Orange County says Cromwell and the others will rally at the site of the plant before reporting to jail.
This isn’t the first time the actor has made headlines for participating in protests. You might remember Cromwell locked himself in a crate at the Los Angeles International Airport in 2014 to protest Air France being the last major airline that ships monkeys to research sites to undergo cruel testing practices.
The actor has been a longtime vegan and animal rights supporter since starring in Babe.
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