crimes and misdemeanors

Vince Neil Pleads Guilty in Las Vegas Battery Case (You Know, the One That Involved Nicolas Cage)

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Vince Neil has closed a chapter of his bizarre Las Vegas attack from earlier this year. The Motley Crue lead singer has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery that occurred in April inside of a Vegas hotel, where Neil grabbed a woman “by her hair” and “pulled her to the ground” when the woman asked his friend, Nicolas Cage, for an autograph. He and Cage then got into a heated physical altercation outside of the hotel. The woman, Kelly Guerrero, sued Neil for “substantial medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress,” and sought $75,000 in damages. As of now, Neil’s defense lawyer said his plea deal was submitted on Thursday in Vegas; the judge fined Neil $1,000, and ordered him to undergo impulse-control counseling and to “stay out of trouble” for six months. His separate suit with Guerrero, though, is still pending.

Vince Neil Pleads Guilty in Vegas Battery Case