Assault Case Against Hank Williams Jr. Dropped

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A misdemeanor assault case against Hank
Williams Jr. has been dismissed, 10 months after a cocktail
waitress accused the country singer of yelling obscenities and
choking her at a local hotel, a prosecutor said.

"We didn't feel we had a case we could prove," District
Attorney General Bill Gibbons said Friday.

Holly Hornbeak testified that Williams, 57, left red marks and
bruised her neck when he choked her.
Gibbons would not say whether Hornbeak wanted to drop the case
or if the parties reached a financial settlement. A private
attorney hired by her parents demanded $250,000 from Williams two
days after the alleged assault, but Hornbeak denied that the case
was driven by money.

Hornbeak's attorney and Williams' spokesman did not return phone
calls Saturday to The Associated Press.
At the time of the alleged assault, Williams was staying in
Memphis while his daughters Holly and Hilary Williams were
recovering from injuries suffered in a March 15 car crash near
Dundee, Miss.

Williams is the son of country legend Hank Williams and has had
a string of No. 1 hits including "Family Tradition" and "All My
Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight." He has sung the theme for
"Monday Night Football" since 1989.

Earlier this month, Williams filed for divorce from his fourth wife, Mary Jane.