Vanessa Hudgens Pays Up for Defacing Rock
She admitted to carving her and her boyfriend's name into Bell Rock
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2016 10:40 AM CDT
Vanessa Hudgens attends the FOX All-Star Party at the Fox Winter TCA in Pasadena, California, in January.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Vanessa Hudgens has paid a $1,000 after she was caught having carved her and her boyfriend's name into Bell Rock near Sedona, Arizona, TMZ reports. According to the Guardian, the actress had been facing up to a $5,000 fine and six months in jail for damaging a natural feature on land belonging to the US Forest Service. A judge agreed to Hudgens' donation to the Friends of the Forest in lieu of any further punishment last month. The volunteer group used the money to repair the rock. Hudgens posted a photo of her carving to Instagram in February, and some of her followers alerted the media. Hudgens confessed to the vandalism and helped authorities find the carving.