Jamiroquai Singer Pleads Not Guilty To Assault Charges

Jay Kay accused of hitting photographer, destroying camera equipment outside London nightclub in April.

Jamiroquai lead singer Jay Kay appeared in a U.K. court Monday, where he pleaded not guilty to charges of assault and criminal damage stemming from an incident earlier this year in which he was arrested for hitting a photographer.

The photographer, Dennis Gill, alleges that on April 14, Jay Kay punched him and destroyed camera equipment worth 250 pounds (about $367) outside the Attica nightclub in London's West End, according to a spokesperson for Bow Street Magistrates Court, where the singer appeared.

The case was adjourned until October 22.

Jamiroquai's latest album, A Funk Odyssey, was released September 11 in the United States. Neither the singer nor his U.S. label had any comment at press time.