Toots brings case against alleged bottler

July 2013

Live events sector


Toots And The Maytals have had to cancel all their planned festival appearances this summer after¬†Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert was injured when he was hit by a “large vodka bottle” at America’s RiverRock Festival in mid-May. He was struck in the head and is still receiving treatment and tests. The band ¬†have said they are preparing a $21 million legal case against the assailant, one William Connor Lewis, who will also face trial on a felony assault charge on 1 July. Toots attorney Michael R Shaprio said: “Toots and his management team share with me the view that we should only sue those who we know to have responsibility for this vicious attack. At this moment in time, the bottle thrower, Mr Lewis unquestionably falls in that category and thus the $21 million civil action against him”.

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