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Akon -- Toss These Charges!

12/3/2007 11:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Rapper Akon has pleaded not guilty to charges of endangering the welfare of a minor and harassment, after allegedly tossing an underage fan off a stage.

Akon showed up at the Fishkill, NY Police Department today to be processed -- in advance of his scheduled 9:00 AM court appearance. He rolled up in a black Cadillac Escalade SUV -- natch.

The town justice released the 34-year-old singer on his own recognizance following his brief court appearance. Akon was told that he will not be forced to be present at future court appearances and his lawyer can stand in for him. His lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, who has also represented P. Diddy, said in a written statement "It was never Akon's intention to violate the law. This unfortunate incident was a spontaneous reaction during a live concert that Akon deeply regrets."

The next court date is in January.


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robinn    

1ST BITCHES!!!

2514 days ago
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Logo Designers    

SECOND BEACHES! Akon is awful

2514 days ago
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Tangie    

He threw this kid on top of a woman that got really hurt! Pay everybody, jerk!

2514 days ago
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someone    

His ass needs to be in jail..he could have killed someone.

2514 days ago
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Brett    

I've heard of midget tossing, but teenage white boy tossing?New to me.

2514 days ago
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michael    

Someone ought to toss Akon....right into prison. Preferably in a jail cell with a big bald inmate called Bubba.

2514 days ago
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michael    

Someone ought to toss Akon....right into prison. Preferably in a jail cell with a big bald inmate called Bubba.

2514 days ago
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OCD    



I have zip respect for this "entertainer".

Zip.

2514 days ago
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Maddy    

Akon is nothing but a thug and I'm disgusted that he has fans who worship him. After the humping incident earlier this year, he should know better than to touch his fans. Keep them off the stage. That;s what security is for.

2514 days ago
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FlBiker    

You deserve a drop on the head if you paid to see this imbecile.

2514 days ago
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LaTresa    

You know this charge is really not right @ all. Akon is a hugh entertainer, Im sure he didnt purposly choose the boy and say -o.k Ill throw him on this lady because I want to hurt her and him. If it was a rave party W/ a white entertainer- there would be nothing negative to report about the entainer, It would state as follows: ( A young man and woman was hurt apparently after a unexpected tossing of bodies off the stage @ a concert lastnight- no reported injuries were serious or life thret. Wake up people. He was just having fun- trying to enteract with the crowd. This is a case that proves people will always be pred....... , and will hender any skin color that doesnt belong to them any chance they can get. Judgement day will be very interesting for some. Thanks Lil Momma

2514 days ago
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john myers    

Throwing a little half his size teenage boy into a crowd teenagers. He even had his thug bodyguards drag this kid up to the stage. I hope it cost him millions of dollars. He is an ignorant, egotistcal, animal. I hope they make an example out of him.

2514 days ago
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writergal    

gee, i wonder if someone who stabs someone in a barroom brawl can get away w/this "it's a spontaneous reaction." well, duh! and it wasn't -- he took his shirt off as to fight, called the guy up and threw him - I WAS THERE. spontaneous my ass. he knew EXACTLY what he was doing.

2514 days ago
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free4all    

Yeah Akon, I'm sure your really sorry! Where is your apology-what you don't want to go to court so you have your attorney to stand there for you. What a loser! This guy sucks anyway he won't be around that much longer.

2514 days ago
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Beatles    

How old was that underage person. - was he tossed into the audience

some of these kids are tough as nails

2514 days ago
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