Vince Neil has pleaded innocent to a misdemeanor battery charge for allegedly attacking a record producer outside the Rainbow nightclub in West Hollywood. The Motley Crue lead singer was not required

Vince Neil has pleaded innocent to a misdemeanor battery charge for allegedly attacking a record producer outside the Rainbow nightclub in West Hollywood. The Motley Crue lead singer was not required to be present at Friday's hearing in Beverly Hills Superior Court. His lawyer, Sara Kaplan, entered the plea on his behalf. A pretrial hearing was set for Nov. 19.

The charge stems from an altercation between Neil and producer Michael Schuman in the nightclub's parking lot on April 28. Schuman's attorney, Trent Copeland, said Neil approached his client and "slugged him several times in the face," although the two had never met. "Based on what my client told me, this is unprovoked," Copeland said.

Schuman, who has collaborated with artists such as the Jacksons, Little Richard, Pat Boone, and Stevie Wonder, suffered a fractured elbow after falling to the ground.


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