A close friend of pop star Justin Bieber was sentenced to a year in county jail and three years’ probation Wednesday after beating a former Nickelodeon star who tossed him out of a house party in the Miracle Mile.
Lil Twist, whose real name is Christopher Lynn Moore, pleaded no contest to first-degree residential burglary; assault; assault with a deadly weapon; grand theft; and first-degree robbery, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Moore, 23, entered his plea in open court without a deal with prosecutors. After pleading no contest, he was sentenced.
After Wednesday’s hearing, Moore tweeted, “Just left court. TMZ bout to break the news I'm sho!! It's over but not really, GOD got me !!”
Moore is expected to turn himself in at a restitution hearing Feb. 3.
Moore attended a party at Nickelodeon star Christopher Massey’s penthouse in the 300 block of Hauser Boulevard on Nov. 7, 2014. At some point, Moore was asked to leave the party. That’s when prosecutors say Moore slammed Massey in the face.
Thirty minutes later, according to the district attorney’s office, Moore returned with four others who jumped Massey and held him down. Moore then kicked Massey, prosecutors said.
Brass knuckles were used during the attack, prosecutors said.
At some point during the fight, some of Massey’s belongings were stolen.
Massey starred in “Zoey 101” with Britney Spears’ younger sister, Jamie Lynn Spears.
After the attack, the actor and his family issued a statement, saying he was defending himself from Moore and four others who broke into his penthouse and robbed him.
A year before the attack, Moore was arrested on suspicion of driving while high, police said. He was driving Bieber’s chrome Fisker Karma when police pulled him over for speeding in a Calabasas neighborhood near the pop star’s home.
But prosecutors declined to file charges against him because of insufficient evidence.
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