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Kid Rock appears in Georgia court over lawsuit

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Posted: Sep 14, 2010 12:54 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Kid Rock, Georgia, lawsuit, Jury selection, Waffle House, Atlanta, Robert James Ritchie, Harlen Akins, WBRZ

Jury selection has been completed in a lawsuit against musician Kid Rock stemming from a fight at a Waffle House restaurant near Atlanta.

Robert James Ritchie, better known as Kid Rock, and five members of his entourage appeared Tuesday before a DeKalb County judge.

In the lawsuit, Harlen Akins claims the musician cursed at him during the early-morning fight in October 2007, and members of his entourage beat Akins up and smashed his cell phone.

Kid Rock pleaded guilty in March 2008 to a misdemeanor charge of simple battery.

The musician stopped at the restaurant following a performance in Atlanta.

The fight reportedly broke out after Akins recognized a woman in Kid Rock's party and spoke to her.

Akins filed the lawsuit in 2007.

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