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Wednesday, 31 May, 2000, 12:46 GMT 13:46 UK
Rocker Lee free again
Tommy Lee (left), with prison guard
Tommy Lee pictured being taken into court for his latest hearing
Pamela Anderson's estranged husband, Tommy Lee, has been freed from a jail term imposed after she reported him for drinking.

The 37-year-old rocker was ordered to spend five days behind bars for breaking a probation order which banned him from alcohol.

A court heard the incident happened over the New Year, but Anderson did not report it until three weeks ago.


Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee
Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee in happier times

Lee, the former drummer with US rock band Motley Crue, was jailed for six months in 1998 for assaulting Anderson.

He was released on probation, with a condition imposed that he did not drink.

This time around, the court ordered him to enrol in an Alcoholics Anonymous programme.

Drinks

Lee's lawyer, Harvey Slovis, said he had shared a couple of drinks with Anderson in another bid to patch up their stormy marriage.

Slovis claimed the former Baywatch star did not report her husband until earlier this month, when the pair had another falling out.

He added: "He's hoping that you don't report him as a mad rocker out doing bad things.


Pamela Anderson
No laughing matter: Anderson told authorities about her husband's drinking

"There was no report that he was abusive in any way, shape or form - just a couple of drinks with the wife."

Malibu Superior Court judge Lawrence Mira extended Lee's probation from May 2001 to May 2003 and reinstated random drug and alcohol tests.

Lee, who is about to embark on a European tour with his new band, got married to Anderson in a beach ceremony five years ago.

They have two children, Brandon and Dylan.

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