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'La Bamba' Star Sentenced

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Dec 07, 2006 | 10:47am EST

Actor Lou Diamond Phillips has pleaded no contest to charges that he beat his girlfriend up during an altercation in August.

Police raced to the La Bamba star's Northridge, California, home following reports Phillips was attacking his girlfriend Yvonne Boismer. The authorities found the couple in the middle of a heated argument.

Following the actor's arrest, his spokesperson insisted the whole matter was "a misunderstanding," but now Phillips has accepted he brutalized his live-in lover.

He has been sentenced to a year of domestic violence counseling and 200 hours of community service. He was also placed on probation for three years.

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