WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Rocker and Palm Beach resident Rod Stewart and his son have reached a “plea deal” with Palm Beach County prosecutors over allegations that the singer punched a security guard at The Breakers on New Year’s Eve 2019, according to prosecutors.
A hearing is set for March 26th and attorneys on both sides say that Stewart and his son, Sean Stewart, will not be going to trial or jail for the New Year’s eve altercation at posh Palm Beach hotel.
The raspy-voiced Stewart, 76, has four No. 1 singles, and was knighted by William, the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace, in 2016, the BBC reported.
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Stewart was charged with simple battery, along with his son, Sean Stewart 40, the son of the singer from his ex-wife, Alana Stewart, on the morning of January 1, 2020.
According to a probable cause affidavit filed by the Palm Beach Police Department, Rod Stewart punched Jessie Dixon, 34, who was overseeing a private event in the children’s area of the hotel.
Palm Beach Police said Dixon confronted a group of unauthorized, loud and unruly people trying to enter the event.
Police say, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer told police that the security guard, Dixon, became argumentative and that the family got “agitated.”
That’s when Sean Stewart got in Dixon’s face, “nose to nose,” and shoved him backwards. Rod Stewart allegedly punched Dixon in his “left rib cage area” with a closed fist, a police report said.
Palm Beach officer Stephen Mancino said he viewed security footage at the hotel and determined that the Stewarts were the “primary aggressors.”
Two Breakers employees who were working the private event told police they saw Sean Stewart push Dixon and Rod Stewart punch the guard.
The singer “apologized for his behavior in the incident,” Officer Stephen Mancino wrote in the arrest report.
Dixon signed an affidavit saying that he wanted to press charges against the Stewarts.