A man accused of punching Dr. Dre at the Vibe Awards last year must stand trial on an assault charge, a judge has ruled.

A man accused of punching Dr. Dre at the Vibe Awards last year must stand trial on an assault charge, a judge has ruled. Judge James Dabney on Friday found sufficient evidence to try 26-year-old Jimmy James Johnson.

The man allegedly punched the veteran producer and rap star after asking for his autograph during the Nov. 15 Vibe taping. The attack set off a chair-throwing brawl that spread through the crowd.

Johnson was allegedly stabbed by rapper Young Buck after Dre was struck. Buck, whose given name is David Darnell Brown, has pleaded not guilty and is free on bail awaiting trial.

Dre., 40, whose given name is Andre Young, was about to receive a lifetime achievement award when he was attacked.


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