Country star John Rich surrendered to Metro Police at the Justice Center Thursday night in connection with three warrants for alleged assaults, brought by a private citizen.
The warrants stem from a downtown Nashville incident involving a Nashville Star contestant. Rich later filed a defamation suit over the incident.
"Singer Jared Ashley and Music Row attorney Chris Sevier demanded I pay $2.9 million in exchange for dropping false misdemeanor charges that they levied against me," said Rich in a statement released Friday. "They filed the misdemeanor charges in retaliation to the civil suit regarding defamation that I filed against Jared Ashley. I refused to pay the $2.9 million and instead opted to turn myself in and fight this in court."
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