Marc Anthony is firing back after a former employee slapped him with a nasty lawsuit, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
Jean-Pierre Perret was a member of the crew on a yacht owned by the singer. He claims he lost a finger back in 2015, while trying to fix a broken anchor on the ship. Perret claimed in his suit that Anthony, 48, was negligent, and failed to maintain adequate machinery. Anthony also was slow to respond, the suit alleges.
The injury led to “mental suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, physical disability and impairment, disfigurement, lost wages and future income,” according to the lawsuit.
But Anthony finds the seaman’s claims hard to swallow. In court documents obtained by RadarOnline.com, Anthony and his attorneys say, don’t point the finger at him!
Anthony insists that the man was never employed by him personally, and wasn’t even supposed to be messing around with the anchor in the first place. Therefore, he claims, he can’t be liable for damages.
“(The) Defendants allege Plaintiff was not instructed or directed to handle the anchor at the time,” the document reads. “Nor was his attendance to the anchor done of necessity. Nonetheless, Plaintiff attempted to utilize the anchor in an unsafe manor.”
Anthony also blames Perrett’s own negligence for causing the injuries, and accuses him of not seeking medical treatment quickly after the incident.
He is demanding the entire case be thrown out of court.
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