Rod Stewart charged with simple battery after alleged assault at children's party

Police say the younger Stewart shoved Dixon backward after Dixon put his right hand on Sean's chest and told him he needed to back up and give him some space.

The affidavit claimed that Sir Rod, 74, and his group "began to get loud and cause a scene, and refused to follow (Mr Dixon's) instructions to leave".

British popstar Rod Stewart has been charged after allegedly punching a hotel security guard outside a children's party in Florida, according to a police report obtained by U.S. media.

Dixon alleges Rod, his son and their group, including children, tried to enter a private event at a children's area at the resort.

CNN has reached out to the rock star's reps for comment.

Rod apparently told police called to the scene that "he and his family approached the check-in table and attempted to have the children in their group gain access".

Allegedly, Rod then "stepped toward [the victim] and threw a punch, striking in [his or her] left rib cage area".

Stewart, who turns 75 on Friday, and his 39-year-old son Sean Roderick Stewart, were each charged with simple battery by the Palm Beach County Police Department.

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The musician apologized for his behavior, according to the document.

The officer says he also spoke to two female members of hotel staff who say they saw Sean push Mr Dixon and Sir Rod punch him in the chest.

The officer said he viewed security footage at the hotel and determined that the Stewarts were the "primary aggressors".

According to the affidavit, Sir Rod told police that after the family were denied access, Mr Dixon became argumentative with them, causing his family to become "agitated".

Dixon decided he wished to press charges against Stewart and son Sean and the pair were arrested.

They are due in court February 5th for their court case.

In 2002, Sean was sentenced to three months in jail after getting into an physical altercation with a man outside a Los Angeles restaurant.

  • Michelle Webb