The 24 star was accused of attacking stylist Jack McCollough for no reason at the Met Gala in New York in May (09). McCollough was hospitalised with a broken nose after the alleged encounter.
Sutherland maintained he accosted the designer after he barged past actress pal Brooke Shields, who backed up the TV star’s story, calling the incident “unfortunate”.
The pair reportedly agreed on a settlement shortly after the incident, with the release of a joint statement in which Sutherland admitted he “regretted” the incident.
However, the actor was still slated to appear in a Manhattan court on Friday (17Jul09) to face the charges, but a spokesperson for the district attorney’s office has confirmed the appearance has been put back until further notice.