Pop star Justin Bieber pleaded no contest Wednesday to misdemeanor vandalism for throwing eggs at his neighbor's Calabasas home in January. He was sentenced to two years' probation.
Bieber, who was not in court for the hearing, was ordered to perform five days of community service and pay $80,900 in restitution. He must also complete an anger-management program.
The 20-year-old singer no longer lives in Calabasas, having recently sold the house to reality-TV star Khloe Kardashian for $7.2 million. He is now believed to stay primarily in the Beverly Hills area when he is in town.
As part of the plea deal, which was entered on Bieber's behalf by attorney Shawn Holley, the singer was ordered not to have any contact with the victim or his family.
Prosecutors considered felony charges because the damage from the nine eggs supposedly thrown was more than $400 — the legal standard for a felony. Cleanup, replastering and repainting was estimated to have cost about $20,000.
District Attorney Alan Yochelson said he was “satisfied” with the misdemeanor charge.
He called the egg throwing “extremely immature and a silly act,” noting the house that was struck was a dream home for the victim's family and a large amount of work went into its construction.
A progress report hearing was scheduled for Aug. 12.
The Jan. 9 egging — part of which was recorded on video — in the 25000 block of Prado Del Grandioso triggered a Jan. 14 raid on the pop star's home, in which Bieber's pal Lil Za, real name Xavier Smith, was arrested on suspicion of drug possession.
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