Motley Crue.s Day In Court
Half of unsavoury metal act MOTLEY CRUE found themselves in court in Los Angeles yesterday (07APR03).
Ex-MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e drummer TOMMY LEE faced trial in one area courtroom, and frontman VINCE NEIL was sentenced in another.
Lee's is on trial in the wrongful-death case, brought by the parents of a young boy who drowned during a party at the rocker's home.
Television producer JAMES VERES and actress URSULA KARVEN are suing Lee, claiming he failed to properly supervise their four-year-old son, DANIEL KARVEN-VERES, who was found floating face down in the shallow end of a backyard pool at Lee's Malibu estate on June 16, 2001.
The tragedy occurred during a fifth birthday bash for Lee's oldest son ANDERSON.
Lee told a reporter last year (02), "I was watching my boy. I can't watch somebody else's kid, and it's really not my responsibility."
James Veres, says, "It was a birthday party like a million other birthday parties, and, obviously, there wasn't enough help at the pool. It's inexcusable and just amazing to me."
Vince Neil pleaded no contest to a misdemeanour battery charge stemming from a fight outside a Sunset Strip, Los Angeles club last year (02).
The CrÃ¼e singer, who wasn't in court and entered the plea through his lawyer, must complete 100 hours of community service and pay restitution for punching music producer MICHAEL SCHUMAN.