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Jessica Simpson’s father, Joe Simpson, has reached a plea deal with police and will avoid jail time for his August DUI.
Joe was arrested back in August in Los Angeles. It was his first offence and he spent the night in jail.
According to People, court documents show that he entered a plea to a single misdemeanor count on Tuesday. He was sentenced to three years of probation and will have to take an alcohol education class.
Another count was dismissed.
The news comes while Joe and Jessica’s mother, Tina, are in the middle of getting a divorce. A statement from the family’s rep stressed that there is not a third party involved, despite rumors that Joe had been seen dating a man.
“Any other related allegations are completely false. The family appreciates your respect for their privacy at this time,” the statement read.
The couple cited “discord or conflict of personalities” as the reason for their divorce, notes People.
As for the rumors that Joe is gay, sources close to him say that those claims are “ridiculous.”