Shailene Woodley was arrested for criminal trespassing and rioting, when she was protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline back in October 2016.
The actress was taken to Morton County Jail after the arrest where she says she was strip-searched by a police officer.
“I was strip-searched,” she said during a recent interview with Marie Claire U.K.. “Like get naked, turn over, spread your butt cheeks, bend over. They were looking for drugs in my a**.”
She continued, “When you’re in a jail cell and they shut that door, you realise no one can save you. If there’s a fire and they decide not to open the door, you’ll die. You are a caged animal.”
Shailene eventually plead not guilty to a lesser charge and “signed a plea agreement.”
“I’m on a year’s probation,” she told the magazine. “I’ve gotta watch my a**.”
She explains how she was first confused when cops arrived to the protest with “giant guns and batons and zip ties…grabbed [her] by the jacket” and told her she was under arrest.
“I was trespassing like everyone,” she said to the police officers who showed up at the scene. “As soon as you guys asked me to leave, I left. She was down there, everybody was down there; I’m being arrested. I was down there with everybody else. I don’t know what’s going on. As soon as they came I left…it’s because I’m well known. It’s because I have 40,000 people watching.”