Akon In Court For Assault On Fan

Akon will go to trial on criminal charges he tossed a fan offstage at a concert last summer in New York. The 35-year-old singer is accused of tossing a teenager off the stage during a June 2007 concert at a minor league baseball stadium near Poughkeepsie. Another concertgoer said she suffered a concussion when the boy landed on her.

Akon asked for the jury trial in Fishkill Town Court on Wednesday. He's due back in court Dec. 1. He pleaded not guilty in December to misdemeanor charges of endangering the welfare of a minor and second-degree harassment, a violation.

True indeed, he shouldn't have been tossing anybody off of a stage, and I'm still trying to figure out why the boy just didn't leave the stage the normal way. But if you go to a concert shouldn't you be aware of what's happening? It's like going into a mosh pit and suing the band because you got stomped the hell out. You knew what you were getting into before you went. If there are hoards of people around you, expect the unexpected!

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