HOLLYWOOD—Actress Heather Locklear, 57, pleaded no contest to eight misdemeanor offenses of battery and resisting arrest from two incidents in 2018, the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office announced on Friday, August 16.
According to court records, Locklear was released on probation to serve 30 days in a rehab residential treatment program as part of her sentencing. She was originally ordered to serve 120 days in jail. The case is set to resume on September 6.
Locklear is best known for her film and television roles in “Melrose Place,” “The Perfect Man” and “Money Talks (1997). She received four consecutive Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress in a Television Series Drama for her role as Amanda Woodward on the FOX series “Melrose Place.”
Locklear has a history of domestic violence incidents, run-in with the laws and attending rehabilitation facilities.
In February 2018, Locklear was involve in domestic violence incident at her home in Ventura involving her boyfriend. She was arrested for one felony count of domestic violence and three counts of misdemeanor battery on a police officer. Deputies alleged the actress resisted arrest and attacked responding officers.
In response to the claims, Locklear indicated she was injured by deputies upon arrival. She was transported to a local hospital where she was evaluated for injuries before being transported to jail where she was later released on a $20,000 bond. There were no reports of any substantial injuries during the investigation via routine medical procedures.
In June 2019, the actress was arrested on two new misdemeanor counts of battery against a police officer, and EMT responders. She was placed on a 72 hour psych hold, which is known in California as a 5150. Where the individual represents an extreme case where they are considered a danger to themselves or others. She was hospitalized for an alleged overdose on June 25, 2018 after she was released on battery charges.
In August 2019, Locklear pleaded no contest to the charges and was sentenced to 30-days in a residential mental health facility. Locklear is scheduled for her next court appearance on Friday, September 6.