R&B singer Miguel may want to call up the best lawyer money can buy after being sued for his infamous leg-drop on a Billboard Music Awards attendee in 2013.
According to reports, Miguel and the MGM Grand Hotel, where the event took place, have been named in a lawsuit by victim Cindy Tsai.
She says her cabeza met the catwalk … hard. Tsai is suing Miguel — as well as the MGM Grand Hotel, where the event was held — for negligence and is seeking damages to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Another woman had considered suing for the incident … but it looks like she never did. (TMZ)
After the incident went down, Miguel’s camp denied being warned about performing dangerous stunts during the set.
Miguel has responded to reports suggesting that producers warned him not to jump during his Billboard Music Awards performance, where he accidentally kicked a fan in the head, telling Us Weekly that he was not told any special instruction before taking the stage. “The reports claiming that Miguel was warned by producers not to jump are completely false,” his rep tells Us. “A number of attempts were made to reach Khyati and her lawyer after the performance to see how she was doing and whether any assistance could be offered,” his rep shares. “Khyati’s well-being has been and continues to be of the utmost concern to Miguel.” (Us Magazine)
Initial reports had claimed Miguel ignored warnings not to crowd-dive during the Billboard event.
Miguel was ORDERED not to attempt a dangerous jump over the crowd during his performance at the Billboard Music Awards because producers believed it was too dangerous … but the singer ignored them … sources connected to the production tell TMZ. We’re told … Miguel approached producers before rehearsals and asked if he could try to jump over the crowd during his performance … but producers shot down the idea, telling Miguel it was just too dangerous. But when showtime came around, Miguel blew off the order … and producers’ fears were realized when he botched the jump and leg dropped a female fan … slamming her head against the stage. Now, the victim’s lawyer says she may have suffered a brain injury as a result … and a lawsuit could be on the way. (TMZ)
After it went down, Miguel detailed his exact emotions immediately following the leg drop.
“Honestly, I’ll take you through the whole thing. Day one, the day of, I was mortified. First of all, you have to remember I’m still human so my natural inclination is to be, ‘Are you okay?’ That’s the natural thing to do. But the professional part is, ‘You have to finish the show.’ Finish and then deal with everything. Had I stopped the show, had I stopped it, it would have been even worse. It would have been extremely worse, on national television — it would have been mayhem. So, finish the show, rush to the girl, soon as the camera pops off, rush to the girl, ‘Are you okay? Come on – I escort her myself, never mind who’s around, ‘Get out of the way, we need help.’ … After making sure she was okay, the producers asked if I wanted to do an interview and I’m like, ‘She just…’ You know what I’m saying? That’s kind of inhuman. Interestingly, she was actually a really good sport about it. She was like, ‘No, I would love to. Great.’ And I haven’t seen the interview. We did it actually like five minutes afterward. But I know I was super uncomfortable just like — fast forward, two days later after it all kind of fizzled, and I’m looking at memes and pictures of myself, like, I can’t help but laugh. Like, what do you do? It’s funny, I’m sorry, it’s funny and I can’t even front.” (Kiss F Muk)