Gwen Stefani has been slammed with a 75k lawsuit by a fan who claims she broke her leg after the singer encouraged a "stampede ambush" during a concert in North Carolina last year. RadarOnline.com has obtained the suit filed in federal court in North Carolina on Friday.
Lisa Keri Stricklin attended the July 2016 show at the PNC Pavilion with her friends to celebrate her birthday when things took a turn for the worse, the suit claims.
Stefani allegedly incited her screaming fans with lawn seats to come closer to the stage.
“During the course of and in the midst of Stefani’s musical performance, Stefani unilaterally announced via her microphone and the loud speakers throughout PNC Pavilion that all patrons in the lawn seating area should come to the reserved seating area and the front of the performance stage, including announcing ‘Just fill in anywhere you like! Who cares about your lawn chairs? You can get new ones!'” the suit reads. “This announcement created a stampede rush of patrons from the lawn seating area through the reserved seating area and toward the front of the performance stage, with people knocking over and breaching the security barricades and other security matter, jumping over seats in the reserved seating area, and pouring in through the aisles separating the various sections of the reserved seating area.”
Stricklin was then “trampled by the rush of patrons and into a wall along the reserved seating area, causing her severe physical injuries, including but not limited to a broken tibia in one of her legs," the suit states.
“Stefani’s negligent acts as alleged herein constitutes gross negligence, as it amounted to wantonness, willfulness, or evidenced a reckless indifference to the consequences of her acts, entitling the Plaintiff to punitive damages," it adds.
Alleging negligence, the suit is seeking damages “in excess of $75,000.”
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