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Fan sues Gwen Stefani for inciting stampede rush during concert

IANS  |  Los Angeles 

Gwen Stefani has been sued by a fan who broke her leg at one of the singers shows last year.

The fan named Lisa Keri Stricklin claims she was injured after Stefani "incited fans to rush the stage" at the PNC Pavilion in North Carolina in July last year, reports aceshowbiz.com.

Stricklin has filed a lawsuit in federal court in North Carolina, suing Stefani and the concert promoter Live Nation.

"Just fill in anywhere you like! Who cares about your lawn chairs? You can get new ones," Stefani told the concertgoers during that time.

According to Stricklin, this announcement "created a stampede rush of patrons from the lawn setting 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".

The crowd got out of control and Stricklin "was trampled by the rush of patrons and into a wall along the reserved seating area, causing her severe physical injuries," including a broken tibia, which required surgery, her plea said.

Stricklin is demanding for $150,000 from Stefani and the promoters.

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First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 13:00 IST
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