Shailene Woodley Talks about Being Strip Searched After Standing Rock Arrest

Actress Shailene Woodley being arrested on Monday, October 10, 2016. Facebook photo

Published September 8, 2017

NEW YORK – “Divergent” actress, Shailene Woodley, is talking about her arrest last year at Standing Rock. She was among 27 others arrested for trespassing last Ocotber 10 near the construction site of the Dakota Access pipeline, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

Shailene Woodley. NPR photo.

Some 40,000 watched her arrest on a Facebook live-stream.

In a recent interview with  Marie Claire UK, she talked how she was strip-searched by Morton County jail officials.

“I was strip-searched,” she said. “Like get naked, turn over, spread your butt cheeks, bend over.”

“When you’re in a jail cell and they shut that door, you realize no one can save you,” she said. “If there’s a fire and they decide not to open the door, you’ll die. You are a caged animal.”

Woodley pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charges after her arrest. Earlier this year, she took a plea deal and was placed on probation for one year.




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