N.B. student sues Akon for concert injuries

A New Brunswick university student has filed a lawsuit against the R&B singer known as Akon.

A New Brunswick university student has filed a lawsuit against the R&B singer known as Akon, claiming she was badly injured during a concert in Saint John when the singer’s security detail pushed their way through the crowd at Harbour Station.

The suit, filed on behalf of Katherine Teresa Hooper of Hampton, also names Harbour Station and Gillett Entertainment Group, which promoted the September 2007 concert.

Hooper’s statement of claim says that during the concert, Akon left the stage and appeared at the back of the hall.

The statement says Hooper was among those in a large crowd on the floor of Harbour station, where no seats were set up.

As the singer continued to perform, he and his entourage forced their way through the crowd, “causing (Hooper) to fall, which resulted in serious personal injury,” the claim says.

None of the claims has been proven in court and no statement of defence has been filed.

The lawsuit does not describe the injuries but claims they were the result of the negligent behaviour of Harbour Station, Gillett and Akon, a Senegalese-American singer whose real name is Aliaune Thiam.

 
 
Latest From ...
Most Popular From ...