Date Set for Battery Trial of Ex-Rock Singer

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

An April 22 trial date has been set in Dayton Justice Court for former Motley Crue singer Vince Neil, who is accused of battery on a prostitute at a Nevada brothel.

Neil is charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly grabbing Andrea Terry by the neck and throwing her against a wall at the Moonlight Bunny Ranch in Mound House on July 10.

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

The 42-year-old singer posted $1,000 bail after he was charged. He has not been arrested and is scheduled to enter a plea before the trial starts, officials said.

A criminal complaint filed July 17 charges Neil used "force and violence" upon Terry, who also goes by the name TrixXxie Blue, "by grabbing her around the throat and throwing her against a wall."

Neil's attorney, Scott Freeman, described Terry as an opportunist.

"Celebrities are always targets for this type of behavior," Freeman told the Reno Gazette-Journal. "If there was ever was an opportunity where someone was being an opportunist, it certainly was this case," Freeman said.

"It's always difficult when you're dealing with prostitutes and brothels and opportunists, who are trying to get something for nothing."

Terry, 35, now lives in Florida and referred questions to her lawyer, Danielle Christenson, who declined comment.

Lyon County District Attorney Leon Aberasturi said there are corroborating witnesses on each side.

"It's likely going to come down to the prostitute's credibility versus the over-the-hill rock star's credibility," he said.


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