Motley Crue singer to face row fine
Published 01/11/2011 | 08:06
Motley Crue singer Vince Neil will plead guilty to a misdemeanour disorderly conduct charge, pay a 1,000 US dollar fine and avoid trial on allegations that he poked his ex-girlfriend in a confrontation last March at a Las Vegas resort lounge, his lawyer said.
A more serious misdemeanour charge of battery constituting domestic violence will be dropped against Neil when the 50-year-old rocker enters his plea next Monday in Las Vegas Justice Court, defence attorney David Chesnoff said.
He said the allegation of physical contact would be dismissed.
"Mr Neil is sorry he raised his voice," Chesnoff said.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal first reported that Clark County District Attorney David Roger also confirmed the agreement.
Neil, who lives in Las Vegas, could have faced up to six months in jail and a 1,000 US dollar fine if convicted on each charge.
He was accused of poking the chest of Las Vegas entertainment reporter Alicia Jacobs in a casino comedy club on March 24, and of cursing and pointing at Ms Jacobs and two friends sitting with her.
Ms Jacobs said she was glad Neil was taking responsibility for his actions.
"I'm glad the story is over and the book is closed," she said.