Singer will face criminal charges

Akon will have to face criminal charges in a trial stemming from an incident in which he allegedly tossed a fan off a stage at a show last year.

The Eminem and Snoop Dogg collaborator is accused of tossing a teenager into the crowd during his concert at a baseball stadium in Fishkill, New York in June 2007. The boy had apparently heckled him during a performance when Akon had him pulled on stage by security.

The singer then reportedly hoisted the boy onto this shoulders and threw him into the crowd, where he landed on another concert-goer, who said she suffered a concussion.

Today (September 3), Akon asked for a trial by jury in Fishkill Town Court. He’s due back in court on December 1, reports the Associated Press.

He has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanour charges of endangering the welfare of a minor and second-degree harassment.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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