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Sunday 17 December 2017

Man wins payout in Kid Rock case

Kid Rock testified at the civil trial (AP)
Kid Rock testified at the civil trial (AP)

A man who says musician Kid Rock and his entourage beat him during a 2007 fight at a Waffle House restaurant has been awarded 40,000 US dollars (£25,600) in compensation.

Harlen Akins sued Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert James Ritchie and is best known for the hit All Summer Long, and five members of his entourage over the fight.

The judge dismissed two of the defendants on Thursday.

Akins was seeking 6,000 US dollars (£3,800) in medical fees and an unspecified amount in punitive damages. The jury decided not to award punitive damages, but gave him the 40,000 US dollars in compensatory damages.

The responsibility for paying will be divided among the remaining defendants, the suburban Atlanta jury decided.

Kid Rock pleaded guilty in March 2008 to a misdemeanour charge of simple battery stemming from the fight.

Press Association

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