No charges filed in Tommy Lee-Kid Rock fight


LAS VEGAS -- No criminal charges will be filed in the well-publicized scuffle between Kid Rock and Tommy Lee in the audience at the MTV Video Music Awards, the Clark County district attorney said Tuesday.

"It's worth noting that Tommy Lee requested no prosecution relating to the incident, and there were no injuries to either person," said Dan Kulin, spokesman for Clark County District Attorney David Roger.

"The Clark County district attorney's office will not pursue a battery charge against Robert James Ritchie, also known as Kid Rock, involving a confrontation with Tommy Lee on Sept. 9, 2007, at the Palms Hotel and Casino," Roger said in a statement.

Representatives for the two celebrities have not responded to requests for comment. Both are ex-husbands of Pamela Anderson, who was a presenter at the show.

Kid Rock was not taken into custody, but was cited by police for misdemeanor battery after he was accused of slapping and punching the Motley Crue drummer in the audience at the awards show.

Witnesses said that though Kid Rock threw the only blows that landed, Lee appeared to instigate the confrontation.

Kid Rock still faces a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from an Oct. 21 arrest in Atlanta. He and five members of his entourage were cited after a brawl with a male customer at a Waffle House restaurant.