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Pierce Brosnan pleads guilty to Yellowstone infraction

19-Mar-2024 • Actor News

Pierce Brosnan pleaded guilty last Thursday to stepping off a trail in a thermal area during a November 2023 visit to Yellowstone National Park. According to court records, he was caught after posting pictures online.

Brosnan called into the court hearing in Mammoth, Wyoming and was fined $500 and ordered to make a $1,000 donation by April 1 to Yellowstone Forever, a nonprofit organization that supports the park. Prosecutors had recommended a $5,000 fine and a two-year probationary sentence.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephanie Hambrick dismissed a second petty offense, for violating closures and use limits.

Posting on Instagram about the incident, Brosnan wrote: "As an environmentalist, I have the utmost respect for and love of our natural world. However, I made an impulsive mistake - one that I do not take lightly - when entering a thermal area covered in snow in Yellowstone National Park to take a photograph. I did not see a “No Trespassing” sign posted that warned of danger nor did I hike in the immediate area. I deeply regret my transgression and offer my heartfelt apologies to all for trespassing in this sensitive area. Yellowstone and all our National Parks are to be cared for and preserved for all to enjoy."

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