TOMMY LEE Released From Probation In Spousal Abuse Case

The spousal abuse case against Tommy Lee was reduced to a misdemeanor Thursday (May 8) and the former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer was released from a probation sentence he had been serving for the past five years for allegedly assaulting ex-wife Pamela Anderson, according to the Associated Press.

Los Angeles County Superior Court spokesman Kyle Christopherson said Lee's judge also granted a defense motion to dismiss the case. That means Lee will have to indicate he was arrested if asked, but can say the case against him was dismissed, he said.

Lee was charged in February 1998 with spousal abuse, child abuse and a firearms violation after actress Pamela Anderson called police from her Malibu home and reported she had been assaulted during an argument.

He pleaded no contest to felony corporal injury to a spouse and was sentenced to terms of 180 days in jail and three years in state prison, both of which were suspended.

He has been attending regular probation progress report hearings at the Malibu Superior Court since he was sentenced in May 1998.

Just last month a jury found that Lee was not to blame for the drowning of a 4-year-old boy during a children's birthday party at his home. The wrongful death lawsuit brought by the boy's parents sought $10 million.



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