Hank Jr. assault charges dropped
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
– Memphis prosecutors dropped assault charges against Hank Williams Jr., citing lack of evidence about the 2006 incident.
A hotel cocktail waitress alleged that Williams yelled obscenities and grabbed her in the March 18, 2006 incident. Williams was in Memphis because two of his daughters were hospitalized following a car accident.
"We didn't feel we had a case we could prove," District Attorney General Bill Gibbons told Memphis' Commercial Appeal newspaper.
The waitress, Holly Hornbeak, told police she was waiting tables at the Peabody Hotel's lobby bar when Williams allegedly asked to kiss her and lifted her off the ground in a chokehold.
Williams said Hornbreak sought money from him, which Williams said he refused.
Williams was arrested by police a few weeks after the alleged incident on a charge of assault to commit bodily harm.
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