An alleged altercation involving Rod Stewart which took place at Palm Beach, Fl. resort has ended with the singer been summoned to appear in court.
The incident which involved Rod and his son, Sean, occurred on New Year’s eve. They were part of a group of people celebrating the festivities at the upscale Breakers resort.
According to UCR, the police report noted that the two became “agitated” after being denied access to a private event being held in “a children’s area” of the complex.
Another report via TMZ, claims that the situation escalated after a security guard put his hand “on Sean’s chest and ordered him to back up.”
At this point, it was alleged that Sean Stewart “shoved” the guard and Rod supposedly followed with a punch to the guard’s “left ribcage area.”
The police arrived at the scene, but no arrests were made. Both father and son were charged with misdemeanor battery and ordered to appear at the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Complex on Feb. 5.
The affidavit states: “It was a brief misunderstanding and neither Rod nor Sean were detained.” A claim from an unidentified source said, “Apologies were exchanged and there were no injuries.”
Rod Stewart has a house in Palm Beach, located on the southeast coast of Florida. The legendary rock star is reportedly an active member in the community and regularly performs at the annual Policeman’s Ball, which raises funds towards creating college scholarships for the children of local police personnel.
This is not the first time, the iconic voice of “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” and “Reason to Believe” has faced the legal system. Stewart was sued in 2014 after a fan allegedly had his nose broken by a soccer ball that was kicked into the crowd during one of the singer’s performances.