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Joe Simpson Pleads No Contest, Will Serve Probation in DUI Case

November 17, 2012

Joe Simpson pleaded no contest in his DUI case and will serve three years of probation, according to reports. He will also attend alcohol education classes.

The embattled father of Ashlee and Jessica Simpson entered the plea to one misdemeanor count via his attorney Tuesday. A second count was dismissed.

The 54-year-old, who has also been in the tabloids lately over his alleged trysts with Bryce Chandler Hill and Joey Anderson, was pulled over in August.

He spent the night in jail after his arrest.

A source said at the time that Simpson had had "a couple of glasses of wine at dinner with his wife" in Sherman Oaks (Calif.) and took a Breathalyzer voluntarily.

Simpson, meanwhile, is in the midst of a divorce proceeding.

His wife Tina Simpson, 52, filed for divorce in Texas last month, citing "discord or conflict of personalities" as the grounds for separation in court papers.

Rumors that Joe is a closeted gay man have persisted, but the couple has said nothing publicly other than to say that the split has amicable.

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