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Tennessee DJ Sues Kid Rock For Assault

A disc jockey has sued Kid Rock for $575,000, claiming the entertainer punched him at an adult entertainment club in February.

A disc jockey has sued Kid Rock for $575,000, claiming the entertainer punched him at an adult entertainment club in February. Jerry Campos of Cedar Hill, Tenn., seeks $500,000 in punitive damages and $75,000 in compensatory damages in the lawsuit filed Monday in Nashville Circuit Court.

A spokesperson for the singer did not return a phone call seeking comment on the suit.

On Monday, Rock pleaded no contest to criminal assault and was given a suspended sentence of 11 months and 29 days in jail. He also was ordered to complete eight hours of anger management class and pay $180 to replace Campos' eyeglasses.

The suit claims Rock, 34, struck Campos, 30, on the left side of his face on Feb. 16, "thereby causing severe, disabling and permanent injuries" during a 3 a.m. altercation at Christie's Cabaret downtown.

At the time, police said Campos was in the DJ booth when he exchanged words with someone in the audience. Believing his friend had been disrespected by Campos, Rock demanded that Campos apologize. Campos refused, and Rock struck him in the face twice, police said.

At the time of the arrest, police said the performer left through a back door of another strip club when authorities showed up to arrest him. Police finally caught up with him at about 7 a.m. at an apartment near Vanderbilt University, where the singer had been staying.


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