Sex Pistols singer Johnny Rotten has been charged in a civil lawsuit filed in Los Angeles with beating a woman during the taping of a reality TV show.

Sex Pistols singer Johnny Rotten has been charged in a civil lawsuit filed in Los Angeles with beating a woman during the taping of a reality TV show.

Roxane Davis, an assistant producer on "Bodog Battle of the Bands," that featured Rotten, 52, said the former punk rocker hit her because he didn't like the hotel room he was given.

The alleged aggression in January 2007 did not lead to criminal charges, but Davis is suing Rotten, whose real name is John Lydon, for sexual harassment and assault.

A spokesman for the singer said that Rotten was not available for comment.


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