The lead singer of Poison, and reality star, Bret Michaels has filed a second lawsuit, this time against CBS for an accident he suffered on stage during the 2009 Tony Awards. As many may remember, Michaels was hit in the head by a stage prop, which in turn caused a cut lip and broken nose.
The artist says the accident was also what caused him to suffer from a mild stroke and brain hemorrhage that hospitalized him back in 2010. Speaking out about the stage accident that was televised, Michaels’ lawyer, Alex Weingarten, places the blame on the CBS Network, who they say should have used "the standard seven-second broadcast delay”, adding that the network cashed in on the accident instead. “This is a desperate act," he said. "The producers of the Tony Awards and their co-defendants cannot credibly deny that they almost killed Bret while he was performing with the cast of Rock of Ages, so instead they are trying to point the finger elsewhere."
“CBS and the rest of the defendants are just grasping at straws. It was their negligence that injured Bret, and it was then their decision to try to profit from his injuries by joking about them and playing them for ratings."
“The defendants took no such measures -- presumably because the incident would lead to greater publicity and ratings for the show," Alex Weingarten stated.
Upset over the whole ordeal, Bret Michaels says the CBS Network has caused him "humiliation”, after the “video of the incident immediately spread across the Internet." Michaels lawsuit could be reportedly as much as $50 million against the television giant, per Reuters. "Bret Michaels Lawsuit Against CBS Still Ongoing" was originally published to Bret Michaels on KOvideo
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