Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Akon has long, long history of assaulting women


Akon has been ordered to stand trial in Fishkill, NY on charges stemming from a June 2007 concert in which he was shown throwing a teenage fan offstage, resulting in another fan suffering a concussion.

Fishkill Town Justice Harold Epstein ordered the singer back in court on December 1 for the start of his jury trial, reports E! Online. If convicted of both his charges – endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree harassment – he faces a maximum of one year and 15 days behind bars.

Dutchess County Assistant District Attorney Anthony Parisi has requested that Akon’s attorney, Andrea Zellan, try to work out a deal within the next two weeks to avoid a trial, reports E! Akon’s lawyers released a statement expressing a willingness to settle the case.

"We are pleased that Judge Epstein adjourned the case to a date certain for either a trial or a negotiated resolution,” the statement read. “Akon looks forward to putting this incident behind him, and in the meantime, he will continue to meet every requirement set forth by the court.”

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