Singer Luis Miguel will have to testify on July 8, 2008, as a result of a civil lawsuit that charges him with assault, negligence, civil conspiracy and misconduct. Real estate agent William Hardy and Randall Moan, a bartender at the St. Regis hotel in Aspen, CO, brought the lawsuit against the performer for committing the alleged crimes.
The incident happened on Jan. 3, 2006. Hardy and Moan are not only accusing the 38-year-old singer of the alleged crimes, but also his bodyguard, Julio César Camera.
The problems began at the St. Regis when Hardy asked the star to sing a few songs. The singer, who was with Aracely Arámbula, the mother of his child, supposedly said he’d do it “for a thousand dollars.” Hardy retorted with “not even for 50 cents,” distanced himself from the table, and Camera tried to stop him. When Moan intervened to break them up, the singer apparently shouted at the bartender: “Don’t you know who I am?” According to the bartender, Luismi then hit him on the left cheek.
The performer’s lawyers claim the fight was an act of defense. As a result of the incident, Luismi had to pay a $200 fine and will have to inform the Colorado government if he changes his address.