Rick Allen, drummer for Def Leppard, was reportedly assaulted exterior of his Fort Lauderdale lodge on Monday evening (March 13).
Def Leppard had carried out the earlier night at Exhausting Rock Stay in close by Hollywood, Fla., a part of their ongoing tour with Motley Crue. In response to 7 News Miami, the incident passed off within the entrance driveway space of the 4 Seasons lodge, when Allen stepped exterior to have a cigarette.
A police report obtained by 7 Information particulars what allegedly occurred subsequent. Max Edward Hartley, a 19 year-old from Ohio, ran full velocity in direction of Allen and struck the drummer, “knocking him backwards.” The report additional states that “because of (Hartley’s) actions, (Allen) hits his head on the bottom inflicting harm.”
At this level, a lady ran out from the lodge to assist Allen. She too was allegedly struck by Hartley and knocked to the bottom. The girl then tried to return into the lodge, solely to be pulled again exterior by her hair. Hartley then reportedly fled the realm, and was later arrested whereas vandalizing vehicles in a close-by parking storage.
Hartley has been charged with two counts of battery, 4 counts of legal mischief and abusing an aged or disabled grownup.
Allen, who misplaced his left arm in a car accident in 1984, supplied a sworn assertion to police indicating that he intends to prosecute. At this level, neither the drummer nor Def Leppard have issued a public assertion concerning the incident.
In the meantime, Def Leppard and Motley Crue will head abroad to proceed their tour. Their subsequent efficiency is scheduled for Could 22 in Sheffield, England.
This can be a creating story and will likely be up to date as additional data turns into obtainable.
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