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Gwen Stefani Can Be Held Liable for an Injury to a Fan at a 2016 Concert

December 19, 2018

During a 2016 concert in North Carolina, Gwen Stefani told audience members to get closer to the stage. Things got a little out of hand, and a woman got trampled and shoved into a wall.She ended up with a broken leg, so she sued. On Monday, a judge let the promoter, Live Nation, out of the lawsuit saying they put reasonable security measures in place. But he said Gwen is still liable, since it was her actions that caused those measures to fail.

Gwen's lawyers tried to claim her speech was protected by the First Amendment. They also tried to cite that 1988 case Ozzy Osbourne won, where two parents claimed his lyrics led to their son's suicide.