Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Akon releases video of Guyana assault

Reps for singer Akon have released a video tape they hope will squash reports that he assaulted two female fans while surfing the crowd at an Aug. 30 concert in Guyana, South America.

As previously reported by Media Critic, a videographer captured footage of Akon appearing to knock one woman off of a camera platform in the crowd, then pushing another woman off seconds later. His rep says that their raw video (scroll down to watch) shows the singer’s actions were not intentional.

“The unedited footage shows Akon struggling to find his balance and accidentally knocking into her (one woman),” said Akon’s rep. “He did not let her fall and gave her a hug and then they started dancing. You can see her smiling.”

A statement from concert promoters Hits and Jams Entertainment reads: “We are shocked to hear that there is a video clip circulating that suggests Akon treated a fan badly during his August 30th performance in Guyana. There were no incident reports stemming from the event. Despite a late start, the concert was a tremendous success and we hope that Akon will come back soon.”

The incident came just a year after he was charged by police for allegedly throwing a fan into the crowd during a gig in Fishkill, N.Y.

1 comment:

  1. I've been trying all day to get this video to load, and they kept saying its no longer available.