Tommy Lee has been sentenced to jail for six months for breaching a probation order when he attacked wife Pamela Lee Anderson.
The Motley Crue drummer attacked his wife in February at their mansion in Malibu. The attack contravened probation orders for an earlier assault on a photographer in September 1996.
Lee starts his prison sentence in May, and has been told he must stay off alcohol and drugs for the next three years, as well as undertake anger management. But he may also face another year in prison when he is sentenced on May 20 for the actual assault on the former Baywatch star.
Lee pleaded no contest to the assault at Malibu court, answering ‘Yes, sir’ when he was asked if he understood the charge. Police were called to the couple’s home by Anderson Lee, who said her husband had attacked her while she was holding their infant son Dylan. The couple’s other child, two-year-old Brandon, was also in the room. Anderson Lee needed hospital treatment for injuries to her hand.
Lee could have faced a three-year sentence, but two other charges of child abuse and unlawful firearm activity, but these were dropped with Anderson Lee’s consent.
However, the drummer has been banned from going within 100 metres of the couple’s house on Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles. However, he has been granted access to his children for two hours a week.
If Lee breaks the no alcohol or drugs proviso in the next three years, he could face an instant jail sentence of up to four years.