(Los Angeles) British rock star Rod Stewart and his son Sean pleaded guilty to “assault” in an altercation with a Florida hotel security guard during New Year’s Eve 2019, the prosecution said Friday.
No person has been officially granted.
The 76-year-old singer is best known for his songs Maggie May Or You dress well, And his family were staying at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, where they were denied access to a party in the “Children” section of the high-level establishment.
Rod Stewart allegedly hit his son on the chest while guarding the event when he refused to surrender to the protests.
The former singer of faces, identified by his hoarse voice and his blonde hair, has been prosecuted for assault, a minor offense that is usually punishable by a fine.
But after pleading guilty, the judge decided not to impose sanctions against the singer and his son, meaning they were not formally convicted and at the same time avoided a lengthy and costly procedure in court.
“No one was injured in the incident and the jury did not convict Sir Rod Stewart,” star lawyer Guy Franstein told AFP in a statement.
The singer pleaded guilty to avoiding a “embarrassing and unnecessary” public hearing, he said.
The “attack” victim, Jesse Dixon, was not opposed to the solution, a prosecutor’s spokeswoman told AFP.
Rod Stewart, who has more than thirty albums, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2016. In late 2019, he revealed that he had successfully battled prostate cancer.
His son Sean, 41, is known for his sins and escape. In 2002, he was arrested for assaulting a man in front of a restaurant in Malibu. Lois and Clark.
In 2015, he was arrested again while riding his luggage belt at a Miami airport, in an area closed to the public.