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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Grant Admits Charge

LOS ANGELES () -- British actor Hugh Grant pleaded no contest Tuesday to a charge of having sex with a Hollywood prostitute and later appeared at the premiere of his new movie with longtime girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley on his arm.


Grant and Hurley attended the star-studded showing of "Nine Months" at a Century City movie theater, walking up the red carpet arm-in-arm. But Grant, smiling nervously, refused to answer questions shouted at him by reporters, while Hurley, the "new face" of Estee Lauder cosmetics, wore a stony expression.


Grant's court case was moved forward a week at his request and after accepting the no contest plea, the equivalent of an admission of guilt, the judge fined him $1,180 and placed him on two years' probation. Grant was not present at the hearing.