Adau Mornyang did not demonstrate model behavior, but she will not receive a jail term.
The Australian model appeared Monday in federal court in Los Angeles, where she was sentenced to three years probation and 100 hours in prison civilian service for the alleged slap of a flight attendant on a United Airlines flight earlier this year.
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25-year-old Mornyang claimed to be truly repentant for the incident and told the judge she was "forced to deal with it" "I'll do anything to prove to the world that I'm not that woman," Mornyang said.
U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney said he believes Mornyang is honest in her desire to change her behavior.
"The trial was a punishment in itself," said the judge.
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Mornyang was originally convicted of a crime involving a flight crew and an offense after traveling on January 21 for a United Airlines flight between Melbourne and Los Angeles interrupted, allegedly after drinking wine. The prosecution said she had "shouted obscenities and racist inconsistencies and beaten her arms" and finally beaten a flight attendant who was trying to intervene.
She had already been acquitted of a third number of attacks on an air marshal who was also trying to intervene. The Associated Press reported.
In addition to probation and community service, Mornyang will undergo a drug investigation and psychological counseling for the next three years.
19659006] Associated Press has contributed to this report.