Sunday, March 27, 2011

Bret Michaels vs. Tony Awards: court documents online

Bret Michaels made headlines this week with news that the Poison singer is proceeding with a lawsuit against the Tony Awards following his 2009 accident at the event.

Michaels was hit on the head when some staging came down at the end of a performance by Poison; the singer now believes the injury led to his 2010 brain hemorrhage.

Michaels’ lawsuit has four parts to it: negligence, negligent interference with prospective economic advantage, civil batter and negligent misrepresentation.

In very basic terms, Michaels is seeking damages for – what he believes – was a lack of information and specific direction from producers, which led directly to the accident; financial relief for missed public engagements following the event due his injuries; and, that organizers misled Michaels into ‘harm’s way’ by failing to provide proper directions regarding his exit from the stage.

Michaels is suing for unspecified damages.

The legal papers for Bret’s lawsuit can now be viewed online here.

Poison - Bret Michaels’ stage incident
Tony Awards – June 7, 2009

See also:

Bret Michaels sues Tony Awards over 2009 incident
Bret Michaels taught Charlie Sheen how to smash up hotel rooms
Motley Crue bassist says fans demanded tour with Poison
Poison: “A Double Dose” compilation due May 3