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Paris Hilton -- BF's Attacker Sentenced to JAIL!

4/28/2011 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The guy who attacked Paris Hilton's boyfriend outside an L.A. courthouse yesterday just got SMACKED by the judge -- and will spend the next 227 days behind bars.

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Earlier today, James Rainford pled no contest to misdemeanor battery for allegedly smacking Cy Waits in the back of the head as the couple walked into the Van Nuys Courthouse.

Rainford was already on probation stemming from an incident at Hilton's pad last year -- and today, the judge threw the book at him.

In addition to the jail time, Rainford was sentenced to three years informal probation and ordered to stay away from Waits once he's released.

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swaogasgo    

meanwhile lindsay lohan is at the chateau marmont after breaking he probabtion countless times yelling "patrick, patrick"..........what a joke no money lots of jail.....lots of money and 'star' cough cough power......slappy slappy, with a stern "we are going to give you an (count them) opporunity".......

1218 days ago
2.

Lucky_130    

I wonder what hes gonna do when he gets out. Ive a pretty good idea.

1218 days ago
3.

Stan    

Why doesn't it happen this quickly for someone like Lindsay Lohan?

1218 days ago
4.

Nicole     

@Rocky
This is a violent crime so he could do up to 50% of his sentence.
All of Lindsay's offenses have been non violent so she will serve 20% max.

1218 days ago
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Made it Past 27    

He needs to be in a mental hospital, not jail. He obviously needs to be diagnosed and given medication. Jail will only make it worse.

1218 days ago
6.

Cartman    

Paris could kill that guy and have to serve less time.

That is celebrity justice for you.

1218 days ago
7.

Sassy Cupcakes    

Funny how this guy is sentenced a day after an incident and it takes months/years for people like Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen and other celebrities to get sentenced.

Just proves money does buy freedom.

1218 days ago
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Bruno    

Another example of celebrity justice. Because he isn't famous, he got the book thrown at him while Lieho gets away with a slap on the wrist.

Shameful.

1218 days ago
9.

karen    

That is a ridiculous amount of time, unless he has a long criminal history. I agree with
swaogasgo above. The bf probably said something to him.

1218 days ago
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tmz@frog.cc    

Paris Hilton is a whore.

1218 days ago
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VictoriaGirl    

Bruno - Another example of celebrity justice. Because he isn't famous, he got the book thrown at him while Lieho gets away with a slap on the wrist. Shameful.
----------------------------------------------------------------EXACTLY What I was going to say. Also I bet he wont get our early due to "over crowding" because he isnt a celeb.

1218 days ago
12.

Wallace    

He should have just said that he was trying to swat a mosquito on Cy's neck. - Wallace

1218 days ago
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Vicky    

Amazing how fast the wheels of justice roll for us plain folk. I imagine he will do at least half the time due to the tricky math used by the sheriff’s department. Too bad, he was a more famous stalker, he would have been free for years before he had to go to trail and then he would have been sentenced to 227 hours instead of days.

1218 days ago
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Vicky    

Amazing how fast the wheels of justice roll for us plain folk. I imagine he will do about half the time due to the tricky math used by the sheriff's department. Too bad, he wasn't a more famous stalker, he would have been free for years before he had to go to trail and then he would have been sentenced to 227 hours instead of days.

1218 days ago
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MoonDust    

Sorry dude, the over crowded jail excuse, is only reserved for repeat offender hollywood "celebs".

1218 days ago
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