Actor James Cromwell, better known as Farmer Hoggett, will serve a week in jail after refusing to pay fines that arose from his involvement in a climate protest in upstate New York.
The Oscar-nominated 77-year-old, best known for his work in Babe, LA Confidential and American Horror Story, was one of six protesters arrested during a December 2015 sit-in at the site of a natural gas-fired power plant near the town of Wawayanda, NY. The group was found guilty of obstructing traffic, and was last month ordered by a judge to pay $375 each in fines. But three of the activists, including Cromwell, have refused to pony up.
“If we don’t stay together, nothing will charge,” said the actor according to the Middletown Times-Herald Record. “Power to the people.”
James Cromwell sentenced for a protest. If he says «That’ll do, pig» to the arresting officer, does the cop hit him or ask for a selfie?
— Terry Estep (@terry_estep) 30 июня 2017 г.
Cromwell is an outspoken environmental and animal rights campaigner. In 2013, he was arrested at the University of Wisconsin after interrupting a Board of Regents meeting to protest the alleged mistreatment of animals on campus.
The three activists have been ordered to report to Orange County Jail by 5pm on July 14.