Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee entered into a plea bargain agreement with the District Attorney's office in Los Angeles yesterday, pleading no contest to one felony count of spousal battery.
Two related charges involving child abuse (Anderson was holding their 7-week old baby when she says she was struck by Lee) and a weapons charge (a gun was found in the home) were consequently dropped. UPI reports that a deal was reached after a two-hour closed door session and that the judge in the case had already indicated that Lee will be serving between six months and one year for violating probation in a previous assault case against a photographer. He's to be sentenced May 20. He remains free on $500,000 bail.
Estranged wife Pamela Anderson Lee told reporters outside the Malibu courthouse that she was "proud of Tommy" and "happy that he took responsibility" for his actions and that it was the "first step towards healing." Her lawyer said there was no chance of a reconciliation
with Lee, who is also not contesting the divorce.
The rock star was granted weekly two-hour supervised visits with his two children with Anderson.