Hip-hop superstar Eminem's ex-wife Kimberly Mathers was sentenced to four months in jail today (30JUN04) - for leaving a court-ordered drug treatment program without permission.

Macomb County, Michigan Judge EDWARD SERVITTO sentenced Mathers to a year in jail - although she only has to serve 140 days before moving to a drug treatment program in Hazel Park.

Servitto told Mathers, if she completes the program, the remainder of her time behind bars will be suspended and she will be placed on probation.

Police arrested Mathers in her room at Ann Arbor's WEBER'S INN on 15 June (04) after a caller reported she was staying there, following an April warrant for her arrest after she dropped out of rehabilitation.

Mathers had been sentenced on 21 January (04) to two years probation after pleading guilty to charges of possessing 25 grams or less of cocaine and failing to give adequate space to an emergency vehicle. The charges stemmed from an earlier traffic stop in St Clair Shores.

Mathers and the SLIM SHADY rapper, real name MARSHALL BRUCE MATHERS III, are the parents of seven-year-old HAILIE JADE MATHERS.

30/06/2004 21:27