FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Rock legend Rod Stewart and his son have arrived at a deal with South Florida prosecutors about misdemeanor battery charges stemming from a New Year’s Eve 2020 confrontation at The Breakers in Palm Beach front.
Lawyers on Friday announced they would not be heading to a demo in the circumstance in which the singer was accused of punching a safety guard in the chest. The conditions of the agreement have been not disclosed.
The incident, in accordance to a Palm Seashore Law enforcement report, took place when youngsters in Stewart’s entourage were seemingly refused access to a non-public kid’s bash area all around 11 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2019.
As the guard manned a look at-in desk, the celebrity recording artist and his clan refused to go just after currently being recommended by the guard that they were “unauthorized,” law enforcement said.
The group with Stewart, 76, and his son, Sean Stewart, 40, proceeded to “get loud and bring about a scene,” according to the report.
What took place in the subsequent several seconds resulted in the charges of easy battery against both gentlemen. Law enforcement gave this description of the face:
Sean Stewart obtained “about nose to nose” with the 34-12 months-old stability guard, who then place his hand on Stewart’s chest and told him to back again up and make house. Stewart then shoved the safety guard backward.
At that place, Sir Rod Stewart stepped forward and punched the guard in his “left ribcage location.” Two workforce of the hotel confirmed this account in sworn witness statements.
Stewart, inducted into the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame in 1994, explained to law enforcement the guard turned argumentative and that the household bought “agitated.”
The singer “apologized for his habits in the incident,” Officer Stephen Mancino wrote in the arrest report.
Given that then, the Stewarts’ attorney, Person Fronstin of Boca Raton, have been negotiating a plea deal with Assistant State Attorney Zachary O’Neill.
“It sounds like everything’s been labored out,” said legal professional Alexandra Antonacci, speaking Friday on behalf of Fronstin.
She instructed Palm Seashore County Choose August Bonavita that the only thing still left to full is the paperwork in the circumstance of the Point out of Florida v. Roderick David Stewart, and Sean Roderick Stewart.
“One of our purchasers is out of the nation,” Antonacci mentioned.
Bonavita scheduled a hearing for March 26 to formally close out the issue.
“The case has to take care of or it will end up on the trial record if it does not,” the choose suggested.