Tommy Lee Answers Assault Charge Via Fax

Instead, the Associated Press reports that the Mötley Crüe drummer sent in his plea via fax. The judge presiding over the case reportedly allowed Lee to fax in his plea to a misdemeanor assault charge stemming from an incident at a Crüe show last year.

As we previously reported (see "Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx And Tommy Lee Busted"), Lee and Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx were arrested after allegedly assaulting a security guard at the America West Arena. At the show, the band encouraged the crowd to storm the stage, and then Lee and Sixx allegedly tackled a security guard who tried to slow the crowd. It was reported that the crowd caused $15,000 worth of damage.

Sixx reportedly faces a court date in the matter on Monday.