Rod Stewart assault case: still ‘some work to be done’, US court told

Rod Stewart and his son Sean have denied the allegations of assault (Picture: Tristar Media/Getty Images)

Rod Stewart and his son Sean’s assault case in Florida ‘still [has] some work to be done’, a court has heard.

The music icon allegedly punched security guard Jesse Dixon in the ribs at a the Breakers Palm Beach Hotel in a dispute over entry into a private party on New Year’s Eve 2019.

Sir Rod, 75, and Sean, 40, have both pleaded not guilty to a charge of simple battery.

At last Friday’s Zoom hearing – which did not include Sir Rod or Sean – defence lawyer Guy Fronstin said there is ‘still some work to be done on the cases’.

The defence team is still trying to locate a video in relation to the case, he added.

Judge August Bonavita set another trial hearing for October 23.

Sir Rod is known for hits like I Don’t Want To Talk About It and Do Ya Think I’m Sexy? (Picture: ©Karwai Tang)

Mr Dixon alleges they were part of a group attempting to get into a private party in a children’s area, according to police documents.

When asked to leave, it is alleged Sir Rod and his group ‘began to get loud and cause a scene’ before Sean got ‘about nose to nose’ with Mr Dixon.

The security guard claimed that Sean shoved him backwards after he put the back of his right hand on his chest, and that Sir Rod then stepped towards him and punched him in the ribs.

Sir Rod has been married to the model Penny Lancaster, 49, since 2007. He is a dad to eight kids: Sarah, 57, Kimberly, 41, Sean, 40, Ruby, 33, Renee, 28, Liam, 26, Alastair, 14 and Aiden, nine.

He is known for hits including I Don’t Want To Talk About It and Do Ya Think I’m Sexy? has contacted reps for Sir Rod Stewart for comment.

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