LOS ANGELES — A woman who had a 14-year relationship with adult film director Russ Meyer was sentenced Monday to 45 days on a work crew for beating him.
Debra Angela Masson, 39, was also ordered to attend 104 meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous and one year of domestic violence counseling.
Municipal Judge Dale Fischer also put Masson on three years' probation and ordered her to stay away from Meyer, 77.
A jury convicted her July 26 on one count each of cohabitant battery, elder abuse, and battery in a dating relationship.
Prosecutors said Masson attacked Meyer on May 26 as he slept on a couch at the couple's Hollywood Hills home. Meyer suffered cuts and bruises on his face and a black eye.
The director made a series of soft porn films in the late 1960s and early 1970s, including "Faster, Pussycat, Kill! Kill!" and "Supervixens."
The maximum sentence for each conviction could have been up to one year in jail, with fines ranging from $1,000 to $6,000, said city attorney's spokesman Mike Qualls.
The work crew sentence typically involves beautification work in the Hollywood area, including graffiti removal, Qualls said.