Former child star Gary Coleman
has been told to pay $1, 000 to a woman he assaulted after she asked for his autograph. The pint-sized celeb lost a TV courtroom case against bus driver Tracy Fields, reports Fox News. Coleman had previously been ordered by a criminal court to attend 26 weeks of anger management courses after admitting disturbing the peace. The incident happened in July 1998 at a shopping center in California, where Coleman was working as a security guard. Judge Mills Lane
, presiding over the civil case, ordered him to pay the costs of Fields' medical bills but dismissed her claim that she should also receive damages for the pain and "humiliation" she says she suffered at his hands. Lane, a former justice of the Nevada state Supreme Court, has parlayed his fame as one of boxing's best known referees (he presided over the fight where Mike Tyson
bit Evander Holyfield
's ear) into a popular syndicated courtroom show, following in the footsteps of judges Joseph Wapner and Judy Sheindlin.