The gavel has finally dropped in the Lenny Dykstra indecent exposure case. Yesterday Dykstra pleaded no contest to one count each of assault with a deadly weapon and lewd conduct and was ultimately sentenced to nine months in jail.
When the story of Dykstra’s indecent exposure was initially announced it seemed more humorous and gross than anything. Last summer it was reported that Dykstra used Craigslist to attract personal assistants or housekeepers. Dykstra only hired women.
According to LA City Attorney’s spokesman Frank Mateljan, after these women arrived at Dykstra’s residence, he would reportedly tell them “that they also needed to give him a massage and then he would take off his clothes and expose himself to them”.
However, yesterday’s verdict determined that there was also assault with a deadly weapon involved. Along with Dykstra’s sentence, it was announced that beyond exposing himself, the former New York Mets outfielder also held a knife to a women’s throat in order to force her to give him a massage.
Dykstra is continually in the news for all the wrong reasons. Nails was sentenced to three years in prison in March after pleading no contest to charges of grand theft auto and providing a false financial statement. Dykstra also was reportedly scheduled to fight Jose Canseco in a “celebrity” boxing match in November but backed out before the battle took place.