In what was either a brilliant or stupid move on Christian Slater’s part, he decided to reject a plea bargain deal on the charge of groping a woman.
Slater was charged with forcible touching — a misdemeanor that carries up to one year in jail — after he allegedly walked up behind a woman and grabbed her buttocks as she was buying a soda in a small grocery store on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in the early morning of May 31.
“We believe this case warrants dismissal,” said lawyer Eric Franz, in turning down a proposal that Slater perform three days of community service. Under the plea bargain offer, Slater would have pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree harassment in return for the community service.
The 35-year-old actor said nothing during the brief hearing before Criminal Court Judge Richard Weinberg. Afterward, outside the lower Manhattan courthouse, he complied with a fan’s request to autograph the side of her T-shirt, near the hem.
CNN is quite detailed in their coverage, “he complied with a fan’s request to autograph the side of her T-shirt, near the hem.” Thankfully, she didn’t ask him to autograph her ass.
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