August 1, 2012

Scout Willis sentenced to community service for drinking in public

Scout who yes, looks a lot like her sister Rumer
Bruce and Demi's daughter avoids a criminal record for chugging beer in public and giving cops a fake ID

Brown University student and aspiring musician Scout Willis has avoided jail time and a criminal record in a pretty weird public drinking case.

The 21-year-old was arrested on 4 June after being spotted reportedly chugging on an 8 ounce "Pakistani beer" in Union Square subway station. (Yep, Americans use old-school imperial measurements for beer.) 

According to the New York Post, when confronted by police, the then 20-year-old reportedly gave them a fake ID in the name of 'Katherine Kelly'. She later admitted that she was actually the daughter of two of the most famous people on the planet and was swiftly charged with drinking in public and criminal impersonation - both misdemeanors under US law.

The charge will be dropped after six months if she stays out of trouble and completes two days of community service by October.

Before the judgement the case was teetering on the edge of bizarre when Willis' lawyer filed papers asking that the charges be dismissed immediately on the basis taht the only brewery in Pakistan doesn't make an eight ounce beer and doesn't export to the US - so she couldn't have been drinking one.

With father Bruce and sisters Tallulah and Rumer
Her lawyer, Stacey Richman, wrote to prosecutors, "There is only one Pakistani brewery and it is not permitted to export beer products from Pakistan.

"I'm requesting the DA let me inspect this so-called eight ounce Pakistani beer can. I don't know whether they have it. I don't know whether it's beer. I don't know whether it's Sprite."

The lawyer continued, "Ms. Willis is an excellent student at Brown University; she is involved in a multitude of extracurricular activities and is, while maintaining her excellent scholastic standing, pursuing her music career interests and performing internationally.

"It seems entirely illogical for the country to saddle this young woman, no different from any of us at that age, with any aspect of a criminal record."

It's not clear whether the prosecutors did produce the beer can in question, but Willis has accepted her punishment and agreed to the community service.

With mum and dad yonks ago
It's the latest in a long list of dramas for the Willis family after Demi's breakdown earlier this year. It would seem that her ex-husband, Ashton Kutcher, and his new girlfriend, Mila Kunis, are getting pretty serious and rumours that Demi hasn't taken news of the new relationship too well are doing the rounds.

Hey, but at least Scout can drink now without any need for a fake ID. Just not in public.

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