Fan Sues Gwen Stefani
A fan is suing Gwen Stefani and
Tom Hoppa / Latitude 38 Entertainment – Gwen Stefani of No Doubt
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Lisa Stricklin filed the lawsuit, alleging Stefani caused a stampede when she encouraged lawn patrons to rush the stage during her concert July 23, 2016, at the
Or, as TMZ put it, Stefani “invited” lawn seat fans to “come forward into a reserved seated area.”
“Just fill in anywhere you like! Who cares about your lawn chairs? You can get new ones,” Stefani allegedly told fans.
Stricklin, who was seated in the reserved section, claims she suffered the injury when lawn patrons trampled over her as they rushed the stage.
“The announcement created a stampede rush of patrons from the lawn seating 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 the seats in the reserved seating area, and pouring through the aisles separating the various sections of the reserved seating area,” the suit states.
Stricklin is suing Stefani and Live Nation for negligence, and is asking a judge to force them to pay her $75,000 each. She is also seeking unspecified punitive damages from Stefani.