NEGLIGENCE: A female fan who was injured by a Skrillex stage dive has been awarded $3.8 million in damages for the injuries she suffered. Jennifer Fraissl sued the DJ and producer in connection with a 2012 concert in Los Angeles claiming that when Skrillex attempted to crowdsurf at the gig, she suffered head injuries that subsequently led to a stroke. Fraissl also claimed that by urging fans to move forwards before the stagedive, she found it difficult to avoid being injured
According to CBS, the jury awarded Fraissl damages of $4.5 million, but these were reduced by 15% due to Fraissi’s contributory negligence . Of the remaining $3.8 million, Skrillex himself must pay $1.6 million, and his touring company, Lost Boys, will have to pay another $1.8 million, while the venue, The Belasco Theater, will pay $450,000.
Skrillex said in a statement: “There is nothing more important to me than my fans and their safety at my shows. I want them to have fun and enjoy the music. While I’m disappointed by the jury’s decision, I’m glad this process is over. I look forward to getting back to work and delivering new music to my fans”.