Chris Young Has a Message ‘For All the Trolls’ After Charges Against Him Were Dropped

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Though all charges against singer-songwriter Chris Young were recently dropped a following his arrest after an alleged incident that took place at Nashville bar Dawg House on Jan. 22 between Young and Alcoholic Beverage Commission agents, it seems some online trolls are still coming after Young.

The singer has posted a video on TikTok, with a message for those who have continued suggesting that Young was in the wrong.

He shared a clip of the security footage of the incident on social media, and wrote alongside the video: “For all the trolls saying ‘Don’t touch a cop,’ I didn’t touch him.” He also captioned the video, “Stop coming at me.”

Billboard has reached out to Young’s team for comment.

The arrest affidavit, which WSMV and The Tennessean obtained, noted that Young had been at Nashville bar Tin Roof on Jan. 22, when the TNABC agents were doing compliance checks on various bars in the area. The affidavit stated that the agents checked Young’s ID and that he questioned and videotaped them before following them to Dawg House. According to the affidavit filing, Young then “struck” one of the agents on the shoulder as they were leaving. Young was charged with three misdemeanors that have since been dropped: resisting arrest, assaulting an officer and disorderly conduct.

However, security footage from the incident appeared to show that Young had not behaved aggressively toward the agents. Instead, he seemed to reach out to get an agent’s attention, and then was pushed to the floor by an ABC officer. The musician got up, put his hands up and began backing away from the agents, as one stepped forward to begin speaking with Young.

That security footage was part of the reviewed evidence that led to Nashville District Attorney Glenn Funk dropping all charges against the singer on Jan. 26, stating, “Regarding the Chris Young incident, after a review of all the evidence in this case, the Office of the District Attorney has determined that these charges will be dismissed.”

After the charges were dropped, Young’s attorney Bill Ramsey said in a statement, “Mr. Young and I are gratified with the DA’s decision clearing him of the charges and any wrongdoing.”

Young will release his ninth studio album, Young Love & Saturday Nights, via Sony Music Nashville, on March 22. Young has earned 11 No. 1 Billboard Country Airplay hits since his debut in 2006, including “I’m Comin’ Over,” “Voices” and “At the End of a Bar.”

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