FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Rock legend Rod Stewart and his son have arrived at a offer with South Florida prosecutors in excess of misdemeanor battery charges stemming from a New Year’s Eve 2020 confrontation at The Breakers in Palm Seaside.
Legal professionals on Friday introduced they would not be heading to a demo in the circumstance where by the singer was accused of punching a security guard in the upper body. The terms of the agreement were being not disclosed.
The incident, in accordance to a Palm Beach front Law enforcement report, occurred when young children in Stewart’s entourage had been seemingly refused obtain to a private kid’s party region all over 11 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2019.
As the guard manned a test-in table, the celebrity recording artist and his clan refused to go soon after getting advised by the guard that they had been “unauthorized,” law enforcement explained.
The group with Stewart, 76, and his son, Sean Stewart, 40, proceeded to “get loud and cause a scene,” in accordance to the report.
What took place in the next few seconds resulted in the prices of easy battery against both adult men. Law enforcement gave this description of the face:
Sean Stewart bought “about nose to nose” with the 34-12 months-previous security guard, who then put his hand on Stewart’s chest and advised him to back again up and make place. Stewart then shoved the protection guard backward.
At that position, Sir Rod Stewart stepped ahead and punched the guard in his “left ribcage spot.” Two workforce of the hotel verified this account in sworn witness statements.
Stewart, inducted into the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame in 1994, explained to police the guard became argumentative and that the family members bought “agitated.”
The singer “apologized for his conduct in the incident,” Officer Stephen Mancino wrote in the arrest report.
Due to the fact then, the Stewarts’ lawyer, Dude Fronstin of Boca Raton, have been negotiating a plea offer with Assistant State Legal professional Zachary O’Neill.
“It appears like everything’s been worked out,” claimed lawyer Alexandra Antonacci, speaking Friday on behalf of Fronstin.
She informed Palm Beach front County Judge August Bonavita that the only point left to entire is the paperwork in the situation of the Condition of Florida v. Roderick David Stewart, and Sean Roderick Stewart.
“One of our shoppers is out of the nation,” Antonacci explained.
Bonavita scheduled a listening to for March 26 to formally near out the make any difference.
“The circumstance has to resolve or it will conclusion up on the demo record if it does not,” the choose recommended.