By Advocate.com Editors
Originally published on Advocate.com September 26 2001 12:00 AM ET
Richard Hatch, the openly gay winner of the first Survivor, was sentenced to a year's probation Monday for domestic assault against a former boyfriend, People.com reports. "It's a ludicrous ruling, and I'm not sure what's behind the judge's personal reasons for it, but it's certainly not objective," said Hatch, 40, who is now a Boston radio host. Glenn Boyanowski, a former boyfriend of Hatch, accused him of assault last month in an altercation that Hatch says occurred when Boyanowski tried to force his way into Hatch's home. Hatch said he plans to appeal.