HOLLYWOOD HILLS—Scott Speer has pleaded no contest in his domestic violence case, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
These charges stem from an incident that occurred on April 18, 2019. Charges include domestic violence, arson, criminal threats, resisting arrest, and child abuse.
According to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, Speer allegedly got into an argument with his former wife who he struck. He threatened to burn their residence in Hollywood Hills. He lit a broom on fire and placed it next to the house.
His 7-month-old daughter was inside the home during the incident, but was not hurt. Child abuse, arson and criminal threats charges were all dismissed. Since Speer pleaded no contest, his last two charges of domestic violence and resisting arrest were reduced to misdemeanors.
He was sentenced to 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling, 45 days of community labor, and five years probation. Speer could have faced a possible maximum sentence of 11 years and eight months in state prison.
Scott Speer, 38, is an American filmmaker. He is known for the films “Step Up: Revolution” and “Midnight Sun.”