Former "American Horror Story" star James Cromwell is going from "Asylum" to jail, it seems.
The 77-year-old actor was sentenced late last week to seven days in Orange County Jail, according to the Times Herald-Record. Cromwell had refused to pay a $375 fine related to his Dec. 18, 2015 arrest at a protest in Wawayanda, New York; the Emmy winner, along with five other environmental activists, had staged a sit-in on Route 6 where a natural gas power plant was being constructed.
After being charged with obstructing traffic, the protesters (dubbed the "Wawayanda Six") enlisted the help of a defense attorney and argued in court that their actions were justified because of environmental threat the community faced. Nonetheless, all were found guilty, and three of the six, including Cromwell, ultimately refused to pay the resulting fine.
With the deadline to pay expired, Cromwell and the others appeared in court, where Justice Timothy McElduff Jr. handed down a seven-day sentence. The judge, however, gave the activists another possible out, suspending it until 5 p.m. on July 14.
Even with the threat of jail looming, Cromwell doesn't seem too worried. In the wake of the legal hullabaloo, he tweeted to a Twitter user who already thought he was dead that he is "#AliveandCromwell."
— James Cromwell ???? (@jamesocromwell) July 1, 2017
Whether or not the actor ends up serving time, we'll be hearing more about him in the coming months. He is one of the stars of "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," which is due out on July 22, 2018.
[via: Times Herald-Record]