Akon Pleads Guilty to Harassment for Tossing Fan


Joey Foley/FilmMagic

updated 12/17/2008 AT 12:25 PM ET

originally published 12/17/2008 AT 12:30 PM ET

Akon pleaded guilty to harassment Wednesday for throwing a fan off stage during a June 2007 concert.

The singer, 35, must pay a $250 fine and perform 65 hours of community service, but he will serve no jail time, the Associated Press reports.

Last year, Akon entered a not guilty plea in a Fishkill, N.Y., courtroom, disputing that he threw a teenager off the stage in a minor league baseball stadium near Poughkeepsie. A nearby concertgoer alleged that she suffered a concussion when the teen landed on her.

The incident was caught on tape – and spread all over the Internet at the time.

Akon declined comment as he left court on Wednesday.


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