Rod Stewart 'throws Nazi salute before hitting security guard' in shocking video

Singer Rod Stewart is seen ‘punching’ a security guard in shocking new footage.

The video, obtained by Dailymail.com, shows the singer at a party on New Year’s Eve where the alleged incident took place.

Wearing a gold dinner jacket he is seen standing with a group of people, including security guard Jessie Dixon, having a discussion, during which he makes a Nazi salute with his right arm in an ironic gesture, with his left hand to his face like a mustache.

Things appear to get heated and Dixon is pushed before Sir Rod breaks up the fight and seemingly swings at Dixon with his right arm. Stewart then backs off as other people at the party walk over to see what is happening.

Stewart and his son Sean were later arrested and charged with simple battery.

Last month the pair pleaded not guilty to the charge at a court in Florida. They waived their right to be present in court at the time and during future hearings.

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The 75-year-old and Sean, his son with first wife Alana, tried to get into a private event at The Breakers hotel, taking place in the children’s area.

Security guard Jessie Dixon is said to have told police that he asked them to leave. He claimed Sean then squared up to him, getting ‘about nose to nose’ distance from his face.

Attempting to diffuse the situation, he ‘put the back of his right hand’ on the 39-year-old’s chest, asking him to ‘back up and create space’.

The police report stated Sean allegedly shoved him, before Rod then ‘stepped toward him and threw a punch, striking Dixon in his left ribcage area’.

Officers spoke to the singer, who said he had been trying to get his younger children into an event at the hotel.

The dad-of-eight told officers ‘Dixon became argumentative with his family, which in turn caused them to become agitated’.

The report also said Rod ‘apologised for his behaviour in the incident’. Sean, 39, insisted to The Mirror that Dixon was being ‘very aggressive’.

He added: ‘My dad always taught me to stick up for my family and my loved ones. That’s what I did and the truth will prevail.’

In January the Maggie May singer celebrated his 75th birthday with wife Penny Lancaster at the Ritz Hotel in Mayfair.

Rod, who recently had knee surgery, stepped out on the night using crutches that had been decorated with streamers.

Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for comment.

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