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Assault Case: Kid Rock Defends Himself in Court

By Kamika Dunlap on March 12, 2010 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Kid Rock defended himself and his swagger while answering to assault charges in court over allegations he attacked three fans in 2006.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the rocker testified in court and denied any wrongdoing or that he threatened the three plaintiffs by saying "Who wants a piece of me next?" as he wouldn't say anything so "corny."

Kid Rock defended himself against three fans, Michael Medlin, Jose Perez and Carlos Bonilla who claim he assaulted them them after they asked for autographs.

In general, assault is an intentional act by one person that creates an apprehension in another of an imminent harmful or offensive contact.

The lawsuit claims Kid Rock whose real name is Robert Ritchie along with six members of hip-hop group the Boo-Yaa Tribe attacked the group of men.

Kid Rock told the judge the scene at the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles four years ago was chaotic and insisted he would have never made a corny comment.

The trio filed a civil suit against Kid Rock in 2008. They are seeking $15 million in damages from the assault case.

Attorney Howard R. Levine is representing the group and has said Medlin had to undergo surgery on his left knee, while the other two men suffered emotional distress.

Some say Kid Rock's "corny defense" is very similar to OJ Simpson's "ugly-ass Bruno Magli shoes," which Simpson insisted never graced his stylish feet.

The Boo-Yaa members are no longer defendants in the case.  

Bonilla and Perez are celebrity photographers who were carrying a still camera and a video camera. Bonilla said he shot about three frames of Kid Rock before his camera was taken.

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