BANG! NEWS – Sir Rod Stewart’s son has insisted “the truth will prevail” after he and the legendary singer were charged with simple battery over an alleged incident in Florida earlier this week.
The 74-year-old singer and his 39-year-old son, Sean Stewart, allegedly got into a row with a security guard at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida, last New Year’s Eve when they reportedly tried to gain entry to a private event in the children’s area of the hotel, with staff member Jessie Dixon alleging the Maggie May hitmaker had “threw a punch” at him.
However, Sean has blamed the “very aggressive” security guard for the altercation.
He added to the Sunday Mirror newspaper, “My dad always taught me to stick up for my family and my loved ones. That’s what I did and the truth will prevail.”
In a police report, Jessie alleged Rod and his family were “loud, caused a scene and refused to follow instructions to leave”.
He claimed he was then “shoved backwards” by Sean, who had been “nose-to-nose” with him before being “punched in the left ribcage” by Rod.
A friend of the security guard claimed he had been left “quite shaken” by the alleged incident.Police claimed Rod “apologised for his behaviour” and witness statements and video footage are said to suggest Rod “did not intentionally strike Dixon against his will”.
Both the former Faces singer and his son will appear in court on February 5.