FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Rock legend Rod Stewart and his son have achieved a deal with South Florida prosecutors over misdemeanor battery rates 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 trial in the circumstance exactly where the singer was accused of punching a stability guard in the chest. The conditions of the settlement had been not disclosed.
The incident, according to a Palm Beach Police report, took place when children in Stewart’s entourage have been seemingly refused accessibility to a non-public kid’s social gathering space close to 11 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2019.
As the guard manned a examine-in table, the celebrity recording artist and his clan refused to go just after currently being recommended by the guard that they have been “unauthorized,” law enforcement reported.
The team with Stewart, 76, and his son, Sean Stewart, 40, proceeded to “get loud and bring about a scene,” in accordance to the report.
What occurred in the up coming few seconds resulted in the charges of simple battery in opposition to both equally men. Law enforcement gave this description of the experience:
Sean Stewart got “about nose to nose” with the 34-year-old security guard, who then set his hand on Stewart’s chest and explained to him to back again up and make space. Stewart then shoved the safety guard backward.
At that position, Sir Rod Stewart stepped ahead and punched the guard in his “left ribcage place.” Two employees of the hotel verified this account in sworn witness statements.
Stewart, inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, informed police the guard became argumentative and that the relatives acquired “agitated.”
The singer “apologized for his actions in the incident,” Officer Stephen Mancino wrote in the arrest report.
Since then, the Stewarts’ law firm, Dude Fronstin of Boca Raton, have been negotiating a plea deal with Assistant Point out Legal professional Zachary O’Neill.
“It sounds like everything’s been worked out,” stated lawyer Alexandra Antonacci, talking Friday on behalf of Fronstin.
She informed Palm Seaside County Decide August Bonavita that the only matter still left to finish is the paperwork in the scenario of the Condition of Florida v. Roderick David Stewart, and Sean Roderick Stewart.
“One of our customers is out of the region,” Antonacci explained.
Bonavita scheduled a listening to for March 26 to formally shut out the subject.
“The circumstance has to resolve or it will conclusion up on the trial record if it does not,” the judge encouraged.