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Rod Stewart reaches plea deal over hotel altercation charges

By | Published on Monday 1 February 2021

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart has agreed to a plea deal in relation to battery charges that stemmed from an altercation at the Palm Beach Hotel in Florida at the end of 2019.

According to reports at the time, the musician and his son Sean became involved in a fight after the Stewart family were refused entry to a New Year’s Eve children’s party at the hotel.

During the incident, Sean pushed and then Rod punched a security guard called Jesse Dixon. Stewarts senior and junior were then charged with battery, although they claimed that it was Dixon who started the scuffle.

With that in mind, the two men pleaded not-guilty to the misdemeanour charges last year, but were known to be working out a plea deal with prosecutors to avoid the case going to trial.

According to local paper The Sun-Sentinel, that plea deal has now been agreed. Terms of the deal are not known, but a trial will now seemingly be avoided.