Juvenile Assault Trial Postponed

Rapper charged with knocking man out with champagne bottle to stand trial in January.

Juvenile won't stand trial on charges he knocked a man out with a champagne bottle until early next year, a Miami judge said Friday (September 7).

Miami-Dade County Circuit Court Judge Leon Firtel granted a request by the rapper's attorney to postpone his trial from September 17 to January 7.

Juvenile (born Terius Gray), 26, has pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, battery on a police officer, resisting arrest without violence and disorderly conduct (see "Juvenile Pleads Not Guilty In Champagne Bottle Battery"). A second count of disorderly conduct was dropped.

"We're continuing to develop Mr. Gray's defense through discovery and look forward to his trial and ultimate acquittal," his lawyer, Jon Rosenthal, said.

The plaintiff, 28-year-old Jackson Saintagne, has filed a civil suit against the rapper for more than $4 million, claiming he has been hospitalized multiple times since the alleged incident and developed post-traumatic epilepsy ("Juvenile Hit With $4 Million Suit Over Bottle Incident").

Rosenthal had no comment on the suit.