Police investigating complaint that rocker Vince Neil grabbed her in Las Vegas elevator

By Ken Ritter, AP
Thursday, September 9, 2010

Woman accusing Vince Neil of grabbing her in Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Police were investigating a complaint by a woman who claimed Motley Crue singer Vince Neil grabbed her arms in an elevator at the Las Vegas Hilton, but a hotel executive said Thursday surveillance video showed the allegation was not true.

Neil, 49, wasn’t arrested after police took statements Sunday from the woman and two other people regarding the misdemeanor battery complaint, Las Vegas police Officer Barbara Morgan said.

The police investigation remained open.

However, Hilton vice president Kenneth Ciancimino issued a statement saying video footage from the elevator indicated the claim against Neil was completely unfounded.

“We consider the matter closed,” he said.

Neil’s lawyer David Chesnoff was unavailable for immediate comment.

A woman identified as Jessica Radovicz reiterated her claim in a video posted on the celebrity website TMZ.com. In it, she pointed to faint bruises she said she received on her upper arms.

There was no indication Neil knew the woman, and she didn’t report to police that she was physically injured, Morgan said.

Neil owns tattoo shops and bars in Las Vegas, including a cantina at the Hilton.

Neil is due in court Sept. 27 on separate misdemeanor drunken driving and speeding charges. He has not yet entered a plea.

He is accused of driving his Lamborghini sports car 60 mph in a 45 mph zone before being stopped June 27 near the Las Vegas Strip.

A court document alleges he had a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 percent, the state’s legal limit for drivers.

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