Not Guilty Plea Entered For VINCE NEIL In Battery Case

July 27, 2016

According to the Associated Press, attorneys for MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil pleaded not guilty on his behalf in connection with a misdemeanor battery charge related to an incident where he allegedly assaulted an autograph seeker. The alleged victim told police that the singer came up from behind and grabbed her by the hair.

Neil claimed he only "pushed past" the female autograph seeker, but officers concluded after reviewing a surveillance video that Vince did in fact pull the woman by her hair, according to TMZ.

Cameras also captured the woman taking pics with Carrot Top before she saw Nicolas Cage. She claims she said, "Nicolas, I love you" and followed Cage before being pulled down by Neil, who was having lunch with the comedian and the actor.

The 55-year-old rocker didn't appear in court for Tuesday's arraignment with attorneys David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld.

"We're going to do our own investigation, which we've already started," Chesnoff said. "As always, I ask people not to prejudge situations until all the facts come in and we understand the totality of the circumstances."

A September 19 trial date has been set by Las Vegas Justice Court Judge Cynthia Cruz.

This isn't Vince's first brush with the law. Back in 2011, he served 10 days of a 15-day DUI sentence in connection with a June 2010 incident when he was speeding and weaving between lanes on Desert Inn Road west of Paradise Road, near the Las Vegas Strip, authorities said.

In 1984, Neil smashed his car into another vehicle in Redondo Beach, California, killing HANOI ROCKS drummer Nicholas "Razzle" Dingley and seriously injuring two other occupants.

Neil was charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol. His blood alcohol level was 0.17, which was over the legal limit.

Neil served half of a 30-day jail sentence, received five years probation and had to pay $2.6 million in restitution, as well as perform 200 hours of community service.

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