Sir Rod Stewart 'reaches deal' in alleged assault case

Julia Hunt
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Rod Stewart performs a concert live on stage during Rock in Rio 2015 held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on September 21, 2015. (Photo by Antonio Cicero / Fotoarena) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***
Rod Stewart on stage in 2015 (Antonio Cicero / Fotoarena)

Sir Rod Stewart has reportedly agreed a plea deal over an alleged altercation at a hotel in Florida.

The Maggie May singer, 76, and his son Sean, 40, had been charged with simple battery over an alleged incident involving a security guard on New Year’s Eve 2019.

The pair had both pleaded not guilty to assaulting Jesse Dixon at a luxury hotel in Palm Beach, Florida.

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There was a hearing in the case this week and a new pre-trial hearing date was set for March 26.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 09:  Musician Rod Stewart, Sean Stewart and Penny Lancaster during the 2008 Clive Davis Pre-GRAMMY party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 9, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
Rod Stewart, Sean Stewart and Penny Lancaster in 2008 (Lester Cohen/WireImage)

But according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the case is about to be wrapped up.

The publication reported that lawyers have announced they will not be heading to trial. The matter is expected to be formally closed at the hearing in March.

The terms of the deal were not released.

Rod Stewart on stage at the Brit Awards 2020 at the O2 Arena, London
Rod Stewart on stage in 2020 (PA)

Security guard Dixon had alleged that Sir Rod and Sean assaulted him at the Breakers Palm Beach Hotel.

He claimed that they were part of a group who argued with him about not being allowed into a private party in a particular area of the hotel.

When they were asked to leave, they apparently “began to get loud and cause a scene”.

The guard claimed that Sean pushed him and that Sir Rod punched him in the ribs.

Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster pose for photographers upon arrival at Brit Awards 2020 in London, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.(Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster (Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

The singer has been married to Penny Lancaster since 2007.

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The pair have two children, Alastair, 15, and nine-year-old Aiden, and Stewart has six more children with four other women.

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