Monday, March 3, 2008

Kid Rock pleads not guilty to battery charge

Kid RockKid Rock has pleaded not guilty to a battery charge stemming from a brawl in an restaurant last October.

The 37-year-old singer, referred to by his given name of Robert James Ritchie in court, was not present at the hearing.

His attorney, Darryl Cohen, waived an arraignment hearing and entered the not guilty plea on his client's behalf in DeKalb County State Court.

Kid Rock was arrested with five members of his posse on October 21 2007, after they went out to eat at an Atlanta Waffle House.

The group had dropped by a metro-area Waffle House after a performance at the Tabernacle, and a fight allegedly broke out after a customer recognized a member of Kid Rock's entourage.

The customer exchanged words with the woman, which reportedly led to the singer getting involved and a words soon escalated to a fight.

Following the brawl Kid Rock, who was briefly married to Pamela Anderson, was charged with a misdemeanor charge of simple battery.

By Nicola Pittam, Mar 03 2008 © Copyright 2008 - Showbiz Spy

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