Hank is off the hook.
Citing lack of evidence, prosecutors in Memphis, Tennessee have dismissed a misdemeanor assault case against Hank Williams Jr. stemming from a hotel cocktail waitress' allegations that the country crooner roughed her up nearly a year ago.
"We didn't feel we had a case we could prove," District Attorney General Bill Gibbons told Memphis' Commercial Appeal newspaper.
The 57-year-old Williams was accused of getting rowdy and yelling obscenities at 19-year-old Holly Hornbeak, an employee who was waiting tables at the lobby bar of the Peabody hotel in downtown Memphis, shortly after midnight on March 18, 2006.
In her court documents, Hornbeak alleged Williams lifted her off the ground and put her in a choke hold in an attempt to kiss her.
At the time, the Grammy- and Emmy-winning singer-songwriter was in town to be by the side of his two musician daughters, Holly and Hilary Williams, who were recovering from injuries they had suffered in a car crash a few days earlier.
Hornbeak filed a complaint with police, claiming the manhandling left her with a bruised neck and red marks and that he supposedly tried to buy her silence by offering her concert tickets.
After a warrant was issued for his arrest, Williams subsequently surrendered to Shelby County sheriff's deputies two weeks later and was booked on a charge of assault to commit bodily harm.
According to the Appeal, the waitress' parents hired an attorney two days after the incident who demanded the honky tonk man pay up big time—to the tune of $250,000—or else face a possible lawsuit.
Gibbons remained mum on whether or not Williams reached a financial arrangement with his accuser.
Neither Williams' rep, Kirt Webster, nor Hornbeak's attorney, R. Dale Thomas, were available for comment. But last year, Webster said the entertainer was basically the "victim of greed" and accused the hotel worker of trying to extort money from him.
While Williams is in the clear criminally-speaking, his legal troubles aren't over. Earlier this month, the musician filed for divorce from his fourth wife, Mary Jane. The two had been married for 16 years.
Williams' hits include such chart-toppers as "Family Tradition" and "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight," the latter of which was famously adapted for Monday Night Football's opening, "Are You Ready for Some Football?"