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    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) _ David Spade’s former personal assistant pleaded guilty to assaulting the comedian with a stun gun and agreed to seek counseling for drug and psychological problems.

    Beverly Hills Superior Court Judge Elden Fox also sentenced David Warren ``Skippy″ Malloy on Thursday to five years probation and ordered him to stay at least 100 yards from Spade and perform 480 hours of community service.

    Spade, 36, suffered minor injuries when Malloy used a stun gun on him after entering his Beverly Hills home the morning of Nov. 29.

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    The co-star of the NBC sitcom ``Just Shoot Me″ and the new movie ``Joe Dirt″ said at the time that Malloy, a 30-year-old aspiring actor, was a friend who ``is obviously mentally troubled right now.″

    Malloy’s lawyer, Howard Lowe, said his client was angry and ``in a psychotic state due to cocaine″ the morning of the attack.

    A 180-day county jail sentence was stayed pending a Sept. 10 hearing on Malloy’s progress. A burglary charge was dropped as a result of the plea.