Watford striker Andre Gray found not guilty of assaulting Brit woman in Las Vegas


Watford striker Andre Gray has been found not guilty of assaulting a British woman in a nightclub in Las Vegas.

The 27-year-old footballer was charged with misdemeanour battery , but the case was dismissed by judge Joseph Sciscento.

Gray had been charged following an alleged altercation with a woman at Drai’s nightclub

in May 2018, the BBC reported .

The Hornets player was on holiday in Las Vegas at the time without his partner, Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock.

Catherine Pegman told the court that there was an incident at the nightclub in which Gray pulled the women’s hair, and a friend of his – Nathan Jones – poured a drink over her.

The accuser also claimed Gray called the woman numerous times after the incident to apologise. Attempts by the defence to have his phone records entered into evidence were denied by the judge.

The 27-year-old footballer did not attend the hearing on Wednesday at Las Vegas Justice Court.

Gray was represented by celebrity lawyer Alan Jackson, who – as a former public prosecutor – helped secure the murder conviction of music producer Phil Spector.

Co-counsel Shawn Perez said: “This was a foolish case and one that should never have been brought to trial.”

Misdemeanour battery can carry a sentence of up to six months in jail.

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