*As previously reported, “Love and Hip Hop” star Tommie Lee was facing up to 54 years in jail for being a disruptive hot a** mess back in October at her daughter’s middle school. But a judge has ruled that she won’t have to spend a day in prison, IF she stays out of trouble for the next ten years.
Lee was sentenced Friday in her child abuse case after pleading guilty to 5 charges — including first-degree cruelty to children, TMZ reports. The judge gave her 10 years but instead of going prison, she has been ordered to complete a residential recovery program and 12 months of aftercare with licensed doctors.
The case stems from Lee reportedly causing a scene after receiving a call from a teacher that her child was being disrespectful. When Tommie arrived, she reportedly slapped the kid and dragged her by her hair down the hall, throwing her daughter against a locker.
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‘L&HH’ Star Tommie Lee Dodges Prison Time in Child Abuse Case https://t.co/3e2Ug3FDKa
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Tommie was indicted in January on multiple child abuse charges and faced up to 54 years in prison, if convicted. Because of her lengthy rap sheet, Lee later cited mental health issues as a way to avoid a harsh sentence in the case, TMZ reported.
Tommie was hoping to enroll in a mental health program after claiming she was diagnosed with a mental condition around the time she was arrested for the violent scene she caused at her daughter’s school. But prosecutors argued that her criminal record made her ineligible to enter a program.
With this latest legal victory, Lee will remain on probation for the rest of the sentence if she remains clean and out of trouble.
Under her probation conditions, Tommie can’t have violent contact with a child, can’t travel outside the state of Georgia without written approval and can’t attend work or promo events where drugs or alcohol are present.
She’ll also have an 11 PM curfew, pay a $1,000 fine and submit to random drug and alcohol testing.
Lee is reportedly out of custody and in the recovery program.