Rock Singer Charged With Attacking Prostitute

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Former Motley Crue singer Vince Neil has been charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly attacking a prostitute at a brothel last month, a prosecutor said.

An arrest warrant was canceled after Neil posted a $1,000 bond, said Lyon County District Attorney Leon Aberasturi. No date has been set yet for Neil's initial appearance in Dayton Justice Court.

Neil, 42, grabbed Andrea Terry around the throat on July 10 and threw her against a wall at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch just east of Carson City, the criminal complaint alleges.

If convicted, the heavy metal band's former lead singer would face up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Neil's lawyer, Robert Shapiro of Los Angeles, did not immediately return a phone call to his office Saturday.

Brothel owner Dennis Hof was out of town and also did not return a call.

But Hof earlier told the New York Daily News that Neil and Terry got into an argument because he didn't want to have sex with her.

Neil stopped by the brothel after a July 9 concert in Reno with the bands Poison and Skid Row.

In April, Neil entered a no contest plea to misdemeanor battery in an assault involving record producer Michael Shuman outside a West Hollywood, Calif., nightclub last year.

Neil was accused of coming up to Schuman outside the Rainbow Bar and Grill and striking him several times in the face. Schuman fractured an elbow when he hit the ground, his lawyer said.

A Superior Court judge ordered Neil to complete 100 hours of community service and pay restitution.


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