Steve-O Sued Over Alleged Karaoke Injury — Yes, Karaoke Injury
February 1, 2012 by staff
Steve-O Sued Over Alleged Karaoke Injury — Yes, Karaoke Injury, Steve-O has moved on from doing nasty bodily harm to himself on camera, to doing nasty bodily harm to others on camera. At least, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday.
The “Jackass” star has been slapped with a negligence suit by a woman who claims that she was injured during a taping of his upcoming reality series, “Killer Karaoke.”
Susanne Ohman says that she participated in a taping of the show — which features contestants singing karaoke while they’re distracted by various diversions — in October 2011. She says she suffered a host of serious injuries that necessitated medical care.
According to Ohman, contestants on the day of her taping were challenged to sing while being doused with liquid and, over the course of the 12-hour day, the floor of the studio became dangerously wet. When she finished her performance, Ohman says, she attempted to descend the stage but, without any mats, grips or any other method of steadying herself, she fell on the stairs.
“As a direct result of said negligence, Plaintiff fractured and damaged her tibia, patella, ligaments, knee, leg, bones, and injured her muscles, bone, circulatory system and body,”
Ohman is seeking general damages, medical costs, compensation for loss of earnings, and compensation for the cost of the suit.
Leave it to Steve-O to turn karaoke into an event capable of injuring something other than one’s ears. Allegedly.
Zodiak USA and Argyle Productions, which are producing “Killer Karaoke,” are also named in the suit.
A representative for Steve-O has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.
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