Man injured by falling Justice fan sues New York venue
A concertgoer left horribly injured after a fellow reveller landed on him following a 30-foot (9.14-metre) fall during a gig by French electro duo Justice is suing for damages.
Yosef Allen, 24, was attending the concert at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom last October (12) when an unnamed fan fell from a second floor balcony.
Allen took the full brunt of the man's fall and was left with back, neck and head injuries.
He claims he was forced to take six months off work to focus on his recovery, and has now filed suit against bosses of the venue for "permitting concertgoers to be unruly; in permitting excessive amounts of alcohol" and "failing to furnish proper guardrails on the upper levels and balconies".
The man who caused the injuries, who escaped without a scratch, is also targeted in the lawsuit, but is referenced in legal papers as John Doe.
"The Hammerstein has never had such a bizarre incident before and it has safely hosted concerts produced by all the big promoters for over 17 years," a rep for the venue told us. "This is now in the hands of the respective insurance companies involved with the event."
Allen is seeking unspecified damages.
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