A no contest plea in Madison, for a Hollywood protester. Oscar-nomiated actor James Cromwell has pleaded no contest to disrupting a UW-System Board of Regents meeting last month, in which he yelled about cat experiments on campus.
The 73 year-old actor and 27 year-old activist Jeremy Beckham were charged with disorderly conduct in connection with the February 7 protest. The men held large signs showing a cat with metal implanted in its head at a UW Madison lab.
Cromwell’s attorney entered the plea on behalf of both men, and a Dane County Court Commissioner ordered Cromwell and Beckham to pay 263 dollars in forfeitures and costs.