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Going To Trial!

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As we mentioned last month, singer Akon was due back in court today on charges of harassment and endangering the welfare of a minor.

Remember, in June of 2007 Akon threw a 15 year-old concertgoer off the stage in a misguided display of machismo.

Well, today the judge decided that Akon will stand trial in December.

He's likely to face up to one year and 15 days in jail if convicted.

He might just pay up and settle out of court if his odds of going to jail are great.

The victim, now 16, also appeared at court today with his parents. The kid and his mom declined to comment, but his dad did say, “We didn’t expect this to happen. We’ll see.”

As for Akon, his people have issued their own statement.

It says, “We are pleased that Judge Epstein adjourned the case to a date certain for either a trial or a negotiated resolution. Akon looks forward to putting this incident behind him, and in the meantime he will continue to meet every requirement set forth by the Court.”

Akon is due back in court on December 1st if they don't settle before.

He'll settle!

[Image via WENN.]

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52 comments to “Going To Trial!”

  1. 1

    man he is blacker than black…

  2. 2

    hmmm kinda looks like obama…or do they all look alike

  3. 3


  4. 4

    Re: KayKay!!! – obama is light skinned

  5. 5

    Oh wait a minute, he already is burnt.

  6. 6

    I hope they throw this moron in the slammer. I'm sure he's used to eating mystery meat goulash, bologna & cheese sandwiches, and black-eyed peas everyday. "Convict." Hahaha..yeah, buddy…you about to be one again.
    ONE TIME!!! (for those of you who knows what that means)

  7. 7

    Re: KayKay!!!

    He looks like Seal, Djimon Hounsou, Tyrese, etc, etc lol

  8. 8

    he disgusts me
    whenever i hear an AKON song on the radio i always change the channel
    no wonder why gwen stefani kicked him off her tour

  9. 9

    Obama is far from being this black, this guy is burnt and then re-burnt. T
    his guy is sooooooo black he has enough menalin to blacken 10,000 albinos

  10. 10

    Aww, sweet-thing. All that misguided energy needs to be re channeled to moi….

  11. 11

    … where is everyone

  12. 12

    All I see in this picture are a white shirt and a belt!

  13. 13


  14. 14

    Re: KayKay!!!

    but I think most mexicans looks the same, all asians look the same, blonde hair blue eyed whites, and indians all look the same…..

  15. 15

    Re: KayKay!!! – oops my bad…light skinned dark skinned just like chicken all blacks look the same to me…

  16. 16

    Re: KayKay!!! – He's so black the oil light comes on when he gets out the car!

  17. 17

    Re: KayKay!!! – I'm right here, Pikachu.

  18. 18

    Re: Andy27

    we call them teeth and eyes…lol

  19. 19

    Re: KayKay!!! – …are all Texans inbred illiterates?

  20. 20

  21. 21

    Re: abercorey – hmmm not as bad…though…

  22. 22

    He is his own shadow!

  23. 23

    Re: kittykittykitty – umm nope that is arkansas! Dumbass!

  24. 24

    Re: KayKay!!!Re: abercorey – Fuck you, bitches. I had to do 4.5 years with these coons, and you know what, after that long, you learn to distinguish them from one another, thank you very much. The key to it is to remember what bunk they're assigned to, their inmate number, or their chow-hall assignment. There are ways to tell them apart, you children of ignunce!!

  25. 25

    yawn…im bored going to lunch see you in a few

  26. 26

    Flavor Flav still wins for the greasest!

  27. 27

    Re: Andy27 – even when you talk shit to me I LOVE YOU!!!

  28. Anonymous says – reply to this


    I have NEVER heard of Akon. When I first saw this thread, I thought that it was Seals. Be that as it may…
    Depending on how popular Akon is, how much he means to his record label, his manager, etc…..that is what will determine how much the kid, and his parents, will receive as a settlement.

  29. 29

    i think his career is over… wait it has been over.

  30. 30

    Re: KayKay!!! – Funny. I thought the state motto of Arkansas was "Thank God for Texas…"

  31. 31

    I'm sure those Blood Diamonds should pay off them punitive damages to that poor 15 year old. And I can't believe this guy s popular in New Zealand

  32. 32

    Re: KayKay!!! – love you mo, ho!

  33. 33

    oh plezzz he better not be able to pay her off.

  34. 34

    …or did I confuse that pecking order for stupidity…is it Arkansas, Texas, Kaykay…?

  35. 35

    All You racists are fuckers.
    Did he ask to be born that shade?
    Did you all ask to be born stupid?

  36. 36

    Even if you racist pricks are joking, the way you carry on is highly offensive. No wonder america is the most hated country in the galaxy. You're all assholes.

    I realise there are a gang of you losers who just hang out on Perez trying to get the coveted 'first' post, but seriously - GET A LIFE!!!

  37. 37

    Re: Andy27

    okay, now whenever I meet one I'll ask them what bunk they're assigned to, their inmate number, or their chow-hall assignment….thanks Andy!!! :)

  38. 38

    Re: abercorey – hey im blonde & hair blue eyes.. we dont all look the same! im much hotter than most! haha

  39. 39

    Re: Andy27 – wow, you did time? 4.5 years in detention?? Sucks to be you. Still, you're relatively bright for a 5th grade drop-out. And that would be coon with a capital C. cunt.

  40. 40

    Re: abercorey – has this turn into a queer cracker chat? Why don't the lot of you wallow in a vat of melted Cheese Whiz and reminisce about the ol' trailer park and cut the racist crap.

  41. 41

    Sooooooooo glad to hear this asshole is getting what he deserves! He should be locked up anyways. He's a perverted delinquent and offers nothing to society except for a few "catchy tracks". Glad this kid and his family took him to court.

  42. 42

    Tell diddy that there are black people in Alaska. Have fun in jail, you freak.

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  44. Aimee says – reply to this


    I hope he serves time, for the simple fact that i don't like him. Not that he'll learn from it, he didn't the last time he was in prison.

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  46. 46

    …charges of harassment and endangering the welfare of a minor.
    How do you "settle" on criminal charges? Settlement Agreements can only apply to civil actions.

  47. 47

    his mom? wasn't the concertgoer a girl??

  48. Kam says – reply to this


    omg! why are white people so racist! its pathetic! nothing is wrong with his skin.
    hes a fucking human just like you are. stop with that racist bullshit. i know hate was taught to most of u at an early age…but seriously, guys, you need to look past skin color. thats so fucking trivial.

  49. 49

    Who knew the faux KKK had access to wireless internet. Damn starbucks.

  50. 50

    What is his deal with throwing people off stage??? He did the same thing to Lady Gaga

  51. 51

    So, yeah, where were the kids' parents when he went to this concert? But they'll go when they can get money.. Great parenting. And I didn't realize there were so many pathetic, disgusting racists on this site. Your parents must all be so proud.

  52. Anonymous says – reply to this


    Re: zobiana – The kid was 15, when he went to this concert, FFS. He was old enough to attend without his parents.
    I was 15 when I went to my first concert…which was Queen (Freddie Mercury and Brian Mays were absolutely phenomenal). I went with two friends (who were, also, 15), we sat among older concert-goers, who kept passing us the cups of rum and coke…and, you know what? We, all, made it home in one piece, without getting assaulted.
    Although, the 'contact high' from an enclosed arena was great. lol