May 18, 2009 15:36

Jim Jones pleads not guilty to assaulting teen

Rapper denies assaulting fan at Florida concert

Jim Jones pleads not guilty to assaulting teen
Jim Jones has pleaded not guilty to assaulting a 17-year-old boy during a concert in Panama City, FL in March,

The rapper is accused by Damion Johns of assaulting him during an ‘MTV Spring Break’ performance in which Johns alleges the rapper told him to move out of the way and then assaulted him. He says he then hit the rapper back but says two of Jones’ bodyguards then pushed him to the ground.

He says he was assaulted again while on the ground, according to .

Jones will appear in court in New York on June 4 in relation to a separate assault charge in which he allegedly got into a brawl with NeYo’s manager Jayvon Smith at a Louis Vuitton store in the city in December 2008.

Jones released his album ‘Pray IV Reign’ on March 24.

--By our New York staff.
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