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Joe Pesci Escapes Charges over Alleged Assault

Academy Award-winning actor Joe Pesci will not be charged over an alleged violent altercation with a fan last month, according to police.

The Hollywood hardman was accused of punching 24-year-old student Juan Carlos Montenegro in the face after being photographed in a shopping centre car park in Boca Raton, Florida.

But prosecutors say that with no witnesses there is too little evidence to bring a case against the star.

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Assistant state attorney Jill Estey Richstone says, “The investigating officer was unable to determine who the primary aggressor was and there are no independent witnesses to the incident.”

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