Rod Stewart's trial for a battery charge canceled by judge as singer seeks plea agreement

Court records show the hearing with Judge August Bonavita is set for Oct. 22 regarding a plea agreement to close the case without them needing to appear in court. The trial had been scheduled to begin Tuesday but was canceled on Thursday.

As skuldig bevind, the Stewarts were facing a year in jail, or probation and a $ 1,000 fyn. The terms of the agreement are not clear yet, and attorney Guy Fronstin did not respond to an email and phone call seeking comment.

The Stewarts’ battery charges have taken long to resolve because of the pandemic and settlement negotiations.

The London-born singer of 70s hits such asDa Ya Think I’m Sexy?” en “Maggie Mayis a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2016.

In hierdie Feb.. 18, 2020 lêerfoto, Rod Stewart performs on stage at the Brit Awards 2020 in Londen. A Florida judge on Thursday, Sept.. 9, 2021, has canceled the trial for Stewart and his adult son and scheduled a hearing next month to discuss a plea deal to resolve misdemeanor charges. The singer of 70s hits such as "Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?" en "Maggie May" and his son are accused of pushing and shoving a security guard at an upscale hotel because he wouldn’t let them into a New Year’s Eve party nearly two years ago.

In hierdie Feb.. 18, 2020 lêerfoto, Rod Stewart performs on stage at the Brit Awards 2020 in Londen. A Florida judge on Thursday, Sept.. 9, 2021, has canceled the trial for Stewart and his adult son and scheduled a hearing next month to discuss a plea deal to resolve misdemeanor charges. The singer of 70s hits such asDa Ya Think I’m Sexy?” en “Maggie Mayand his son are accused of pushing and shoving a security guard at an upscale hotel because he wouldn’t let them into a New Year’s Eve party nearly two years ago. ( Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, lêer)

Stewart and his son are accused of pushing and shoving security guard Jessie Dixon at the upscale The Breakers Hotel on Dec. 31, 2019, because he wouldn’t let them into a New Year’s Eve party.

Dixon told Palm Beach police officers the Stewart’s group was at the check-in table for a private party they weren’t authorized to attend, a police report said.

Dixon said the group became loud and began causing a scene. Dixon, dan 33, told investigators he put his hand on the younger Stewart’s chest and told him to back up and make space.

That’s when Sean Stewart, the rock star’s son, gekry het “nose to nosewith Dixon.

Sean Stewart, nou 41, then shoved Dixon backwards. Rod Stewart, nou 76, punched Dixon in hisleft rib cage areawith a closed fist, prosecutors allege.

Sean Stewart told investigators he became agitated when they were not able to attend the eventdue to Dixon’s interaction with him and his family.

Two Breakers employees who were working the private event told police they saw Sean Stewart push Dixon and Rod Stewart punch the guard.

The arresting officer said he viewed security footage at the hotel and determined that the Stewarts were theprimary aggressors.

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