ASPEN, Colo. – A hairdresser hired for the guests at Kevin Costner's 2004 wedding has pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing the actor's laptop computer.
Pascal Bensimon, 45, was ordered to pay $1,500 restitution, serve two years of unsupervised probation and perform 25 hours of community service.
"I'm sorry for all of the trouble I've caused," Bensimon quietly told the judge Monday after pleading guilty to misdemeanor theft in a deal with prosecutors.
"I want to go forward," he said.
Pitkin County District Judge James Boyd told Bensimon, owner of an upscale Aspen salon, he had violated the Costners' trust. The laptop contained photos of Costner's wedding to Christine Baumgartner in September 2004.
Pitkin County Detective Ron Ryan has said Bensimon wrote out a confession.
Bensimon's lawyer, Pamela Mackey, told the judge she considered challenging the legality of the search that deputies conducted to get the computer.