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'Real Housewife' Sentence for Slugging Boyfriend

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NY Post: "Real Housewives" star Kelly Bensimon pleaded guilty today to attacking her ex-boyfriend and was ordered by a Manhattan judge to fulfill two days of community service.

Bensimon accepted the deal today in Manhattan Supreme Court that will erase the misdemeanor assault charge from her record if she completes the community service and stays out of trouble for the next year.

"I'm very pleased," she said outside court. "Justice was served."

The reality TV star was arrested in March after her ex-boyfriend Nicholas Stefanov, 30, called police to report that Bensimon had slugged him inside her Soho apartment.

The judge also placed a limited order of protection on Bensimon that will last a year, saying that her and Stefanov can come into contact as long as she keeps her hands to herself.

Bensimon, however, said there's no chance she'll be hanging out with Stafanov anytime soon.

"We don't have a relationship," she said. "He was someone in my home who wouldn't leave."

Stefanov, who got a black eye in the fracas, was not in court during Bensimon's appearance.

The 41-year-old TV reality star is the mother of two kids who is divorced from fashion photographer Giles Bensimon.

"I don't need the attention," said Bensimon, who gained fame by starring on the Bravo television reality show, "The Real Housewives of New York City."

"Is it good for your career when bad things happen to good people?" she asked.

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BW June 8, 2009, 10:31 PM

two days of community service? TWO DAYS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE? If this feminism thing is going to get any credibility, we have to be held equally accountable for our actions. Though, she probably doesn’t give a crap about equal rights. She’s beautiful and has everything handed to her anyway.

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