Christian Slater has refused to plead guilty to groping a woman's backside. The Hollywood actor was determined to protest his innocence rather than accept a plea bargain - which would give him a lighter punishment if found guiltyProsecutors had offered him just three days community service in return for admitting second degree harassmentSlater's lawyer, Eric Franz, said outside the New York court: "We believe this case warrants dismissal" The star, who recently separated from wife Ryan Haddon, was accused of grabbing a 52-year-old woman's butt while she was walking down a street in the early hours of the morningShe reportedly told police at the time: "That drunk walking down the block grabbed my ass"

The woman later said on American TV that she was determined to take the actor to court because he didn't apologise She said recently: "He didn't even say sorry Instead, he said, 'Drop it' But nobody has the right to do this That's why I'm pursuing it"

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