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Don Pleads No Contest to Conducting Pain Train

3/19/2009 8:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Don CornellusDon Cornelius just pled no contest to one count "corporal injury resulting in traumatic condition of a spouse" for the beatdown of his estranged wife Victoria back in October.

The 72-year-old former "Soul Train" host was not present yesterday in L.A. County Superior Court in Van Nuys, where a judge put Don on 36 months probation and ordered him to pay over $1,000 in fines.

Also required:

-- 300 hours of community service
-- He cannot own, use or possess any deadly weapons
-- He cannot use or threaten violence to any person, especially Victoria
-- He must complete a 52 week domestic violence treatment program
-- He must stay 100 yards from the Mulholland estate where the attack took place

A protective order is also in place -- and the four other misdemeanors he was originally charged with were dropped due to the plea agreement.

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1.

toofastforyou!    

FIRST AGAIN SUCKERS!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

1958 days ago
2.

Wow    

Chris Brown in 50 years.

1958 days ago
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GypsyLaura    

#2 that is priceless.

1958 days ago
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LA LA    

THE SOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUULLLLLLL TRAIN!

1958 days ago
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UGGGGHHH    

STOP THE BEATINGS

1958 days ago
6.

★☆RoXaNnE☆★    

☆★☆★☆★ LOSER ☆★☆★☆★

1958 days ago
7.

deek    

He needs a kick to his caboose. What a LOSER.

1958 days ago
8.

CLN N SBR    

Hey #1 you watch TMZ 24/7?? ya always gettin #1

1958 days ago
9.

Now what now?    

Now if Don can get off with no jail time with his wife cooperating with prosecutors surely Ike Jr. can avoid prison when his girlfriend is not cooperating. Is he trying to get off scott free?

1958 days ago
10.

The REAL DEAL    

Another African-American role model . . . . . when will someone in that community take a stand on domestic violence.

1958 days ago
11.

pollynoo    

Thug Thizzle Douchebag. Rot in Hell.

1958 days ago
12.

UGGGGHHH    

who be dis

1958 days ago
13.

Donald Ray    

#1, ever consider getting a LIFE????

1958 days ago
14.

Shelly    

CHOO CHOO!!

1958 days ago
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Michael Madsen    

#17, you're actually the first person to ever communicate with this knob. Your comment, therefore, is kinda like Clinton imploring all of us, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman...".
Yah... I think it's time you hit the pavement and started lookin too.
My Gawd... I need a drink... Lindsay! Come in here and breathe on me will ya!

1958 days ago
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