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Rod Stewart + His Son Plead Guilty To Misdemeanor Battery

Based on charges stemming from an altercation that took on New Year’s Eve 2019 in Florida, Rod Stewart and his son, Sean Stewart, have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor simple battery according to The Associated Press.

The Stewarts will not appear in court, nor be required to pay any fines, or serve jail time or probation, and in a statement about the case, attorney for the defendants, Stewart, Guy Fronstin, said;

“Sir Rod Stewart was charged with simple battery. No one was injured in the incident and a jury did not find Sir Rod Stewart guilty of the accusation. Instead, Sir Rod Stewart decided to enter a plea to avoid the inconvenience and unnecessary burden on the court and the public that a high profile proceeding would cause. In resolving the case, Sir Rod Stewart was not convicted, nor sentenced to jail, or placed on probation.”

Rod Stewart will face a misdemeanor count of simple battery after allegedly punching a security guard during a New Year’s Eve party at the Breakers resort in Palm Beach, Florida.

While not arrested, both the 74-year-old singer and his eldest son Sean Stewart were ordered to appear at the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Complex on February 5th following the 12.31.19 incident.

According to a police report obtained by People, the elder Stewart and his group attempted to enter their children into a kids’ area on the Breakers’ premise but were denied access by security guard Jessie Dixon. Rod then “began to get loud and cause a scene, and refused to follow [Dixon’s] instructions to leave,” with Sean Stewart allegedly going “about nose to nose” with the guard. Witnesses told police that Rod’s son then pushed Dixon while his father punched the security guard in the ribs area. Security video footage confirmed to authorities that the Stewarts were the “primary aggressors” in the incident.

Following the altercation police stated that Rod Stewart “apologized for his behavior in the incident,” but Dixon said he wanted to pursue charges against the famous musician and his son.

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Author: Al Denté

Photo: Joe Bielawa