A Florida decide has canceled the trial for rock icon Rod Stewart and his grownup son and scheduled a listening to subsequent month to debate a plea deal to resolve prices stemming from a New Yr’s Eve altercation with a resort safety guard practically two years in the past.
Court docket data present the listening to with Decide August Bonavita is ready for Oct. 22 concerning a plea settlement to shut the case with out them needing to seem in courtroom. The trial had been scheduled to start Tuesday however was canceled on Thursday.
If convicted, the Stewarts have been going through a yr in jail, or probation and a $1,000 nice. The phrases of the settlement should not clear but, and legal professional Man Fronstin didn’t reply to an e mail and cellphone name in search of remark.
The Stewarts’ battery prices have taken lengthy to resolve due to the pandemic and settlement negotiations.
The London-born singer of 70s hits equivalent to “Da Ya Suppose I’m Attractive?” and “Maggie Might” is a member of the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2016.
Stewart and his son are accused of pushing and shoving safety guard Jessie Dixon on the upscale The Breakers Resort on Dec. 31, 2019, as a result of he wouldn’t allow them to right into a New Yr’s Eve occasion.
Dixon instructed Palm Seaside cops the Stewart’s group was on the check-in desk for a non-public occasion they weren’t licensed to attend, a police report mentioned.
Dixon mentioned the group turned loud and started inflicting a scene. Dixon, then 33, instructed investigators he put his hand on the youthful Stewart’s chest and instructed him to again up and make house.
That’s when Sean Stewart, the rock star’s son, received “nostril to nostril” with Dixon.
Sean Stewart, now 41, then shoved Dixon backwards. Rod Stewart, now 76, punched Dixon in his “left rib cage space” with a closed fist, prosecutors allege.
Sean Stewart instructed investigators he turned agitated once they weren’t capable of attend the occasion “as a result of Dixon’s interplay with him and his household.”
Two Breakers staff who have been working the personal occasion instructed police they noticed Sean Stewart push Dixon and Rod Stewart punch the guard.
The arresting officer mentioned he considered safety footage on the resort and decided that the Stewarts have been the “major aggressors.”