Rap star Dr Dre's attacker at an award show last year (04) has been told he
will stand trial on an assault charge.
JIMMY JAMES JOHNSON, 26, allegedly punched the former NWA producer after
he refused to sign an autograph at last year's (15NOV04) Vibe Awards in Santa
The attack set off a brawl with G-Unit rapper Young Buck allegedly
stabbing Johnson in retribution - Buck faces a possible eight-year jail term if
he's convicted of the offence later this month (MAY05).
Dre, whose given name is ANDRE YOUNG, was about to receive a lifetime
achievement award when he was punched.
A trial start date has yet to be announced.