Injured NJ Woman Gets $1.4M for Stage Dive
A woman who broke her skull and collarbone when a member of the band Fishbone dived from a Philadelphia stage has been awarded $1.4 million.
A federal judge said Wednesday that Fishbone lead singer Angelo “Dr. Madd Vibe” Moore has shown little remorse and hasn’t stopped stage-diving despite frequent injuries to concert-goers.
Forty-one-year-old Kimberly Myers of Voorhees, N.J., was hurt during a performance at WXPN’s World Cafe Live in 2010.
The award first reported Thursday by The Legal Intelligencer includes $1.1 million in compensatory damages against Moore and his band and business partner, bassist John Norwood Fisher. Moore was also ordered to pay $250,000 in punitive damages.
A spokeswoman for the band’s management company said she had no immediate comment on the band’s behalf.
Myers previously settled with other defendants.
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