Akon Pleads Guilty, Fined for Tossing Fan

Singer avoids trial for throwing teen off stage in 2007
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 17, 2008 1:47 PM CST

(Newser) – Singer Akon pleaded guilty today to charges stemming from a 2007 fan-tossing incident, TMZ reports. At a concert last year, the crooner grabbed a teenager and threw him from the stage; his guilty plea for harassment nets him a $350 fine and 65 hours of community service. Akon apologized, and a spokesman said the singer “looks forward to putting this unfortunate incident behind him.”