'Real Housewives' Kelly admits hitting ex

Kellybensimon_realhousewivesofnewyorkcity_290 Kelly Killoren Bensimon knows how to compromise ... at least when it comes to her criminal record.

The "Real Housewives of New York City" star accepted a deal Monday in an assault case, reports Usmagazine.com.

As part of the deal, the Bensimon had to admit hitting her 30-year-old ex-boyfriend Nick Stefanov in March 2008, but not plead guilty. If she serves two days of community service and stays arrest-free for a year, the assault charge will be dropped.

The notorious Kelly B. also received a partial order of protection for a year, which means if she loses her head again, she may face tougher penalties.

Bensimon was also slapped with a yearlong partial order of protection, meaning she'll face tougher penalties if they have another blowout.

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