Tommy Lee on Two Legal Fronts This Week
Former Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee's lawyers must be on overtime this week.
The rocker -- currently on trial in a wrongful-death and negligence suit by the parents of a 4-year-old boy who drowned at Lee's Malibu house during a 2001 birthday party for his son Brandon -- also was forced to appear briefly before Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Lawrence Mira for a progress report on his ongoing probation, stemming from a 1998 conviction for spousal abuse against ex-wife Pamela Anderson.
According to legal papers filed Thursday, Lee, 40, who had pleaded no contest to battering his wife, has only completed 212 hours of his court-ordered 450 hours of community service, reports the New York Post.
In fact, the musician is reportedly seeking credit for attending four days' worth of charity benefits last year on behalf of VH1's Save the Music Foundation. He similarly wants credit for four days of visiting sailors in Pearl Harbor last fall.
Lee's paperwork, however, does not list the hours he served at those events, says the Post. The jurist told Lee and his legal team to return next month with the information.
To date, Lee's service has included 69 hours working for an organization called "Tree People," seven hours working for a toy drive put together by Magic Johnson, and 100 hours donating drums.