British pop star George Michael pleaded no contest Thursday to committing a lewd act in a park restroom.
Michael, who did not appear for the arraignment at Beverly Hills Municipal Court, was fined $810 and ordered to perform 80 hours of community service. The plea was entered by his attorney, Ira Reiner, the former top prosecutor in Los Angeles County.In exchange for the plea, Judge Charles Rubin banned Michael from Will Rogers Park, where the singer was arrested last month. He also ordered Michael to undergo counseling.
"The court is concerned he not get into this situation again," Rubin said.