Rick Springfield Retrial Under Way

A retrial has begun in the injury lawsuit filed by a woman who says 1980s pop star Rick Springfield struck her with his buttocks during a 2004 concert at the New York State Fair.

The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports  that Springfield became emotional and cried while testifying Tuesday in state Supreme Court.

The singer known for his 1981 hit “Jessie’s Girl” is being sued by a 45-year-old woman who says she suffered serious injuries when Springfield fell into the crowd during a 2004 concert at the state fair outside Syracuse.

Vicki Calcagno of Liverpool says Springfield’s buttocks hit her in the head, causing lasting injuries.

A judge declared a mistrial last year when a new witness came forward, claiming she too was knocked down by Springfield during the same concert.

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Testimony is scheduled to resume Wednesday.