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Uncle Kracker believes himself not guilty even though he pleaded to misdemeanor

Uncle Kracker denies a charge of sexually assault a woman in a North Carolina nightclub. He is not entirely happy with his decision to avoid a trial by pleading guilty to a lesser charge of misdemeanor assault.

The 33-year-old singer, whose real name is Matthew Shafer, told The Detroit News and The Oakland Press of Pontiac on Monday that he struck a 26-year-old woman after she hit him in August. He said it started when he bumped into the woman at the club during a party after a concert in Raleigh.

Authorities say Shafer put his hand up the woman's skirt at the club. She later reported the incident to an off-duty police officer.

Shafer pleaded guilty last month to the misdemeanor assault charge. A judge sentenced him to a year of probation, fined him $1,500 (€1,027) and ordered him to undergo an alcohol assessment.

"There was no sexual anything involved," Shafer told the News.

"Assault is a far cry from sexual battery. You can either wait a year, spend 150 grand, go to trial, make more of a debacle out of it, or you can get it over with."

Shafer said he regrets the incident, but he's not sorry for his reaction to being struck.

Shafer, a Michigan native, is a former disc jockey for Kid Rock. His hits include a duet with Kenny Chesney, "When the Sun Goes Down."

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