Sir Rod Stewart and his son are reportedly on trial in the United States after allegedly assaulting a security guard at a luxury hotel.
However, a Florida court has heard the case may still be resolved before it goes to a jury in September.
The 76-year-old rocker and his 40-year-old son Sean were charged on a simple battery after an alleged incident on New Year’s Eve 2019 at the Breakers Palm Beach Hotel in Palm Beach.
Security officer Jessie Dixon claims Sir Rod hit him in the ribs during a series for accessing a private party in a children’s area.
Sean is reportedly “nose to nose” with Mr. Dixon. Both men deny the charges.
During a hearing on Zoom on Friday, Judge August Bonavita set a trial date for September 14th.
Prosecutors had asked for an appropriate date for the alleged victim, who the court heard was not living in the state.
However, Asa O’Neill said on behalf of the prosecution that his pre-trial negotiations with Guy Fronstin, Stewarts’ attorney, could result in a resolution to the case.
The judge said any updates on the case must be submitted no later than 10 days prior to the trial.
Sir Rod and his son, who were indicted in January 2020, were not with Zoom for the hearing.
At an earlier hearing in March, Mr Fronstin said a problem had prevented the case from being resolved.
Mr Dixon claims the musician and his son were part of a group who, according to police documents, objected to being denied entry to a private party in a children’s area.
When Sir Rod and his group were asked to leave, it was claimed they had “started getting loud and causing a scene” before Sean got “nose to nose” with Mr. Dixon.
The guard claimed he was pushed by Sean before Sir Rod came up to him and punched him in the rib.