Akon Court Appearance Postponed
AKON's court appearance in relation to a 'fan-tossing' incident in New York last year (07) has been postponed until later this month (Dec08).
The Smack That hitmaker has pleaded not guilty to one misdemeanour count of endangering the welfare of a minor and one count of second-degree harassment, after allegedly throwing a fan into the crowd during a concert in Fishkill, New York in June 2007.
The unnamed 15-year-old landed on another teenager, who later claimed she had been diagnosed with a concussion.
Akon - real name Aliaune Thiam - was due to attend a hearing at Fishkill Town Court on Monday (01Dec08) to hear whether the case will go to trial or not.
But the hearing has been postponed until 17 December (08), with court officials announcing the new date would be "in all the parties' best interest."
Dutchess County Senior Assistant District Attorney Anthony Parisi told the court, "I think, on 17 December we'll know for certain whether we're going to have a trial or whether that will resolve the matter."