Sir Rod Stewart and his son Sean have pleaded not guilty to a charge of hitting a security guard.
The couple were not in court to enter their pleas.
They are accused of “simple battery” following and alleged fracas at a Palm Beach hotel on New Year’s Eve.
Sir Rod, 75, and Sean, 39, are next due in court on February 8th.
However, they won’t appear in person after waiving their rights to be present – unless a judge insists.
Florida police report that the altercation happened an hour before midnight at a Palm Beach hotel.
Sir Rod and his family were trying to get into the children’s area at the Breakers – but they were refused entry.
A security guard said Sean Stewart stood “nose to nose” from him
He asked the singer’s son to step back, only for him to be pushed backwards.
It’s alleged Sir Rod stepped in and threw a punch, hitting the guard in the rib cage.
Eyewitnesses confirmed the Stewarts pushed and punched the guard.
And the incident was caught on CCTV.
The police report added that both Sir Rod and Sean admitted they were agitated when the family was refused entry.
Sir Rod said, however, the security guard became argumentative, which escalated the tense situation.
He apologized for his behaviour in the incident.