Uncle Kracker Pleads Guilty To Assault

Uncle Kracker pleaded guilty today (Sept. 28) to a misdemeanor assault charge in an incident last month at a Raleigh, N.C., nightclub.

Uncle Kracker pleaded guilty today (Sept. 28) to a misdemeanor assault charge in an incident last month at a Raleigh, N.C., nightclub.

A Wake County judge sentenced the singer, whose real name is Matthew Shafer, to 12 months' probation, fined him $1,500 and ordered him to undergo an alcohol assessment.

Assistant District Attorney Adam Moyers said Shafer put his hand up a woman's skirt at the nightclub. The 26-year-old woman slapped Shafer, and he slapped her back, Moyers said. The woman later reported the incident to an off-duty police officer.

Kracker is expected to release his next album early next year via Atlantic.


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