Scout Willis has rejected an offer to plead guilty following her arrest on suspicion of underage drinking.
The 20-year-old daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore was charged with two misdemeanours on 5 June after being arrested for allegedly drinking beer at New York's Union Square on the previous day and giving officers a fake ID, but she doesn't want to end up with a criminal record over the incident.
Explaining why she won't be pleading guilty, Scout's lawyer Stacey Richman told People.com: "It would be outrageous to mar a person that's clearly going places — clearly seeking to have a career... With a criminal record. The goal is clearly a non-criminal offer."
The lawyer went on to describe the student as "clearly intelligent" and "devoted to her studies" and branded the arrest "ridiculous".
She added: "Seriously, you were underage once... who wasn't looking to get into a bar?"
It is claimed that Scout was drinking a beer and when an officer approached her she produced a fake ID with the name Katherine Kelly on it.
After further questioning, the Brown University student confessed her real name and allegedly said: "The first ID isn't mine. My friend gave it to me. I don't know Katherine Kelly."
Scout was released without bail early on 5 June and will return to Manhattan Criminal Court on 31 July.
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