John Rich Cleared of Harassment and Assault Charges
Harassment and assault charges against John Rich were dismissed on Friday (Nov. 20).
Nashville television station WSMV reports the music mogul took the stand in a Nashville courtroom to testify against allegations brought by former 'Nashville Star' contestant Jared Ashley, who claimed John threatened and harassed him countless times over the past year and punched him at the singer songwriter's private club, The Spot, in Music City.
John and several other witnesses testified before Judge John Aaron Holt he didn't assault Jared, but he did admit to pushing him. "In one motion, I took his drink out of his hand and pushed him back out of my space," John testified.
John has said he took the case to court after Jared demanded $3 million to drop the charges. The two are still apparently involved in civil suits against each other.