Judge Throws Out Gest Suit

A New York judge threw out a $10 million civil lawsuit September 25th that music producer and promoter David Gest filed against his wife, Liza Minnelli, claiming she had beat him to the point of hospitalization during alcohol-fueled rages.

Supreme Court Justice Jane Solomon dismissed the case on the ground that Gest’s doctor failed to prove headaches Gest experienced were in fact caused by the beatings, and not the herpes zoster virus, commonly known as shingles, that a medical expert hired by Minnelli suggested Gest suffers from.

Gest lawyer Lorraine Nadel said she would appeal the case.