Lawsuit is filed over railing collapse at Snoop Dogg concert


Lawsuit is filed over railing collapse at Snoop Dogg concert

PHILADELPHIA

Lawyers representing 17 people injured when a railing collapsed at a Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa concert in New Jersey have filed a lawsuit against the venue’s operator and the performers, claiming they didn’t take enough precautions to ensure concertgoers would be safe.

The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in a Philadelphia court, doesn’t specify what damages are being sought. But attorney Robert J. Mongeluzzi said his clients want to prevent future incidents and deserve monetary compensation. The plaintiffs include 14 concertgoers and three workers, including one who suffered a fractured spine, attorneys say.

A partition separating a lawn from a secondary stage set up at the rear of the seating section collapsed shortly after the show began Aug. 5 at Camden’s BB&T Pavilion, causing people to fall roughly 10 feet onto the concrete below.

Authorities have said 42 people were hurt in the collapse, which occurred as the rappers were gesturing to fans to move toward the small stage.

‘SNL’ star Leslie Jones’ site gets hacked

LOS ANGELES

Leslie Jones’ personal website has been taken offline after it appeared hackers posted her driver’s license and passport and explicit photos of the actress-comedian.

A spokesman for the “Saturday Night Live” and “Ghostbusters” co-star didn’t immediately respond to messages Wednesday seeking comment.

The hackers also appeared to have inserted images on the black actress’ site of the deceased gorilla Harambe and Jones posing with such stars as Rihanna, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West.

“Ghostbusters” filmmaker Paul Feig called it an “absolute outrage” on Twitter on Wednesday.

Associated Press

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