Former Motley Crue singer Vince Neil has been charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly attacking a prostitute at a brothel last month, a Dayton, Nev., prosecutor said. Neil, 42, allegedly grabbed prostitute Andrea Terry by the throat on July 10 and threw her against a wall at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch just east of Carson City, according to the criminal complaint.
If convicted, Neil could face up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. No date has been set yet for Neil’s initial appearance in Dayton Justice Court. Neil’s lawyer, Robert Shapiro of Los Angeles, did not immediately return a phone call to his office.
Brothel owner Dennis Hof was out of town and also did not return a call. But Hof had told the New York Daily News that Neil and Terry got into an argument because he didn’t want to have sex with her.
Neil stopped by the brothel after a July 9 concert in Reno with the fellow 1980s metal bands Poison and Skid Row.
In April, Neil entered a no contest plea to misdemeanor battery in an assault involving record producer Michael Shuman outside a West Hollywood, Calif., nightclub last year. In that case, a Superior Court judge ordered Neil to complete 100 hours of community service and pay restitution.
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