Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee was sentenced to 180 days in jail Wednesday (May 20) on a felony spousal-abuse charge stemming from an incident earlier this year involving his estranged wife, former "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson Lee.
The drummer was arrested Feb. 24 after deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department received a domestic disturbance call from Anderson Lee, who sustained a broken fingernail on her right hand, a bloody hand and bruising on her back from the altercation, police said.
Judge Lawrence Mira of Malibu Municipal Court issued Lee a suspended sentence of three years in state prison and ordered the drummer to serve 180 days in L.A. County Jail, effective immediately.
In addition, Lee was given three years' probation, directed to not come within 100 yards of his estranged wife, sentenced to 200 hours of community service and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine to the Santa Monica Battered Women's Association, according to a spokeswoman for Malibu Municipal Court.
In a statement released Wednesday, Haley Sumner, a spokesperson for Lee's management company, said, "Obviously, this has been a very trying day for Tommy Lee. After weighing his options he had decided that entering a plea was the best solution to a difficult situation. Tommy has taken responsibility and looks forward to the day when this is all behind him."
Motley Crue reached their peak popularity in the mid-1980s with such albums as 1983's Shout at the Devil and 1987's Girls, Girls, Girls, which featured the hit song "Girls, Girls, Girls" (RealAudio excerpt).
Earlier this year, Lee pleaded innocent to a misdemeanor assault charge stemming from an altercation with a security guard during a concert at the America West Arena in Phoenix.