Lou Diamond Phillips Pleads No Contest to Domestic Battery

The actor is sentenced to probation for an incident involving his live-in girlfriend

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Actor Lou Diamond Phillips pleaded no contest Thursday to charges of domestic battery involving an August incident with his live-in girlfriend, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office tells PEOPLE.

Phillips, 44, was sentenced to 32 months of probation, one year of domestic violence counseling and 200 hours of community service. TMZ.com was first to report the no contest plea.

“Mr. Phillips has no comment at this time,” a spokesperson for the actor tells PEOPLE. “This is a private matter. He will abide by the court’s decision.”

Phillips was charged with domestic battery, a misdemeanor, in September. The charges stemmed from his Aug. 11 arrest after a physical fight with his girlfriend.

During the altercation, the woman “was pushed and dragged across the house, resulting in scrapes to both knees,” Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo said in a statement at the time.

The woman, who PEOPLE reported in August was makeup artist Yvonne Boismier, called the police from a locked bathroom in the couple’s Northridge, Calif., home, Delgadillo said. Phillips was arrested, held for about 10 hours and released.

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