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Variety’s New Owner Gets Community Service for Yacht Club Break-in

Jay Penske, Gerry Byrne==KATHY FRESTON BOOK PARTY HOSTED BY ARIANNA HUFFINGTON AND WENDI MURDOCH==Private Residence, NYC==April 05, 2012==© Patrick McMullan==Photo - PATRICK MCMULLAN/ ==

On the morning of August 9 — a full two months before Deadline owner Jay Penske bought the ailing Variety entertainment biz sheet — he and brother Mark Penske were arrested in Massachusetts for allegedly shoving two women and urinating on their boots before attempting to break into a Nantucket Yacht Club residence (while drunk, natch). Today, the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror reports that the pair has been sentenced to 50 hours of community service and placed on pretrial probation for a year.

Photo: Patrick McMullan