Friday, January 27, 2012

Woman Struck By Microphone at Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Concert Sues

Last April, Allison Dees of Oakville, Missouri says she was in attendance at a Bones Thugs-n-Harmony show at The Blue Note nightclub when she became “sick, sore, lame and disordered” after being struck by a swinging microphone. In December she filed a civil suit against the group and singer Layzie Bone (real name: Steven Howse) for negligence.
The incident is alleged to have occurred April 27, 2010, at The Blue Note, 17 N. Ninth St. Howse and the group performed that day at the venue, according to court documents. Dees was near the front of the stage while Howse was “carelessly and recklessly swinging” a microphone in the air and “lost control of the microphone, launching it into the crowd in front of him,” the lawsuit claims. The microphone struck Dees in the head, resulting in bruises, contusions and severe lacerations. The lacerations permanently scarred her head, the suit alleges. Dees and her attorney claim Howse failed to take proper precautions to protect audience members from the dangerous microphone and sound equipment and that he was negligent in his use of the microphone. They also believe the group as a whole should be considered negligent because it entrusted Howse with a group-owned microphone.

source: Columbia Tribune
Allison is seeking unspecified compensatory damages. The lawsuit was filed on Dec. 5, but the iconic rap group has yet to respond to the claim. Oh, wait! Perhaps they're busy defending or settling another lawsuit filed by a fan who claimed several member of the group assaulted him on their tour bus.
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