Sir Rod Stewart 'set to avoid trial over alleged assault on hotel bouncer'

SIR Rod Stewart looks set to avoid a trial over an alleged assault on a hotel bouncer.

The rocker, 76, and son Sean, 40, were facing up to a year in prison in the US.

But after 20 months of talks and a week before a deadline set by a judge, they have reached a deal, The Sun can reveal.

Charges of battery, denied by both men, may now be dropped.

Gawayne Kelly, the lawyer for security guard Jesse Dixon, 34, told The Sun: “The civil issue has been resolved, a full agreement has been made.

“My client is going to sign the appropriate documentation to allow the prosecutor to enter whatever agreement they want.”

Sir Rod allegedly lashed out after being refused entry to a hotel party in Florida on New Year’s Eve 2019. His son is accused of shoving Mr Dixon.

A jury trial remains set for September 14, with the judge indicating he would accept a deal up to ten days before then.

Mr Kelly said: “Our client just wants to move on.

“He doesn’t want to have Mr Stewart prosecuted, he just wants to put this incident behind him. It took a little bit of negotiations but it has been positive and we ended up with a good result for all involved.

“(Mr Dixon) is happy he can move on with his life.”

Neither the Stewarts’ legal team nor State Attorney’s office could be reached for comment.

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