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Shailene Woodley Plea Deal: Probation For Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Arrest

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Shailene Woodley Plea Deal

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Shailene Woodley Plea Deal

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Shailene Woodley is taking a plea deal in the criminal case surrounding her protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

As Gossip Cop reported, Woodley was arrested for trespassing in October as she and many others peacefully demonstrated against the proposed pipeline in North Dakota. She complied with orders to leave the area, but was still taken into custody. Amazingly, though, she was able to capture the ordeal on Facebook Live as the arrest went down.

She and more than 20 other people were booked for trespassing and engaging in a riot. Now, however, she has worked out a deal with prosecutors that will remove both those charges. Instead, Woodley plans to plead guilty to one count of disorderly conduct, and will be sentenced to one year of unsupervised probation, according to TMZ.

It’s unclear when the plea agreement will be made official. But provided Woodley stays out of trouble for the following year, the case should then be closed. Despite the situation, the actress hasn’t shied away from supporting the cause.

Days after the incident, she penned a column for Time about the awareness her arrest had brought to the Standing Rock controversy. And just last month, during an appearance on “The Late Show,” Woodley actually joked about her mug shot. The news about her plea deal comes on the same day the Keystone Pipeline, another controversial project, was approved by Donald Trump’s administration, despite being previously blocked by former president Barack Obama.

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Shailene Woodley is taking a plea deal and will be sentenced to probation for her Dakota Access Pipeline protest arrest.

 


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