Akon misses court appearance

Rapper fails to appear after 'fan tossing'

Akon has failed to appear in court in New York in relation to charges stemming from a ‘fan tossing’ incident in June 2007.

The rapper was due to appear in court in Fishkill, NY on charges of second degree harassment and endangering the welfare of a minor after he threw 15-year-old Anthony Smith from the stage during a concert.

He appeared in court in December and pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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His attorney was in court yesterday, and met with Assistant District Attorney Anthony Parisi and Justice Harold Epstein. The trio had a ten minute meeting after which the judge ordered Akon to appear in court on September 3 for a possible deposition.

If no deposition is placed next month, then the case will be go to trial.

–By our New York staff.

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