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Akon faces charges in a fan-throwing incident

Rapper Akon is facing criminal charges after throwing a fan during a concert in June.

Akon faces charges in a fan-throwing incident On Monday the R&B star Akon is scheduled to appear in Fishkill Town Court, NY, on charges of endangering the welfare of a minor and second-degree harassment, stemming from an incident during a concert in June. Apparently, during his June concert in New York, a fan insulted Akon, who asked the crowd to point out the guy and a security guard picked out a 15-year-old boy and brought him on stage. Akon allegedly then threw the fan back into the crowd and the boy landed on another concert-goer, Abby Rosa, causing her a concussion. Rosa later hired a lawyer and filed papers against the singer. It is unknown if the boy thrown from the stage had pressed any charges.

 Akon's lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, released statement reading: "Given the information that we have reviewed to date, it does not appear to us that Akon was involved in any criminal conduct whatsoever. We are prepared to fully cooperate with any law enforcement agency that may be investigating this incident. We are confident that after a thorough investigation it will be apparent that no criminal prosecution of Akon is warranted."

 Watch the video of Akon throwing the fan off stage:


 Published on 11/30/2007

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