Last summer when Gwen Stefani was on her This Is What The Truth Feels Like Tour, a fan was injured at her PNC Music Pavilion show in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The fan, Lisa Keri Stricklin, "suffered several injuries, including a broken tibia in her leg," according to Courthouse News Service.
Stricklin is now suing the superstar and event promoter Live Nation for neglect and is seeking compensatory damages of upwards to $75,000.
According to court documents, "PNC Pavilion has a patron seating capacity of approximately 18,768, including approximately 8,614 reserved theatre-style seats situated in front of the performing stage and approximately 10,154 spaces on the lawn to the rear of the reserved area where blankets and lawn chairs are permitted, with lawn chairs available for rental."
In the middle of the concert, Stricklin says, Stefani encouraged fans sitting on the lawn to move up to the reserved seating areas and around the stage, causing fans to stampede to the front, even breaking through the barricades.
After the stampede of fans, Stefani said, "I got in so much trouble for telling you guys to come up here!" in her microphone.
Stricklin was sitting in her assigned seat when she was "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."
Stricklin's injuries have required surgery, and according to court docs, "the injury to her broken leg is permanent." She has endured pain and suffering, extreme mental anguish, and lost earnings. With current and future medical bills, lost earnings, and recoverable damages taken into account, Stricklin and her lawyer, Larry C. Economos, have sued Stefani and Live Nation for $75,000 each.
Courthouse News Service reached out to Stefani's representatives, but have yet to respond.
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