Akon Charged With Endangering Welfare of a Minor
Trouble seems to follow Akon everywhere. The singer/producer has been charged with second-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a minor after tossing a fan off stage at a concert in Fishkills, New York, resulted in an alleged concussion for Abby Rosa.
Rosa claims she suffered a concussion when a 15-year-old concertgoer landed on her. Akon tossed the fan off the stage when a spectator threw an object toward him during the June 3 show. Audience members pointed the teenage boy out as the person who threw the item, and Akon called him up to the stage to eventually fling him back into the crowd.
Akon caused even more controversy months before the Fishkills performance when he simulated a sex act with a 14-year-old girl during a show in Trinidad. The singer has sinced apologized for the incident via the song, 'Sorry, Blame It On Me,' which was released on iTunes and Akon's MySpace page.
In October, Akon's bad luck continued. Three workers were hurt when part of an outdoor stage set being built for the singer at Emory University in Atlanta collapsed. No students were injured, but Dekalb County officials said two workers were taken to a local hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries.