Drake Sued by Woman Claiming She Suffered a Brain Injury at His Show
The concertgoer alleges she was hit by a beer bottle at Drake's "Summer Sixteen Tour" stop in New York
Published Jul 16, 2019A woman who attended the New York City stop on Drake and Future's "Summer Sixteen Tour" in 2016 is suing the Canadian rap icon after she allegedly sustained a brain injury at the performance.
As The Blast reports, a woman named Amanda Giovacco has filed suit against Drake, Madison Square Garden, Live Nation and an employee named Joseph Picco, suing for unspecified damages.
Giovacco is accusing the aforementioned of negligence, allowing the venue to be overcrowded, over-serving alcohol and failure to "provide monitoring and surveillance of the premises during the concert so as to prevent aggressive behavior from escalating." She claims the defendants "knew Drake has history of violence at his concerts."
Giovacco claims the crowd at the concert held at Madison Square Garden on August 8, 2016, was "rowdy," which led her to be "violently struck by a beer bottle that was thrown." She claims she suffered serious personal injuries that prevented her from going to medical school.
Per The Blast, Giovacco's complaint reads, "plaintiff AMANDA GIOVACCO, became, still is, and for a longtime to come, will be sick, sore, lame, bruised, injured, disabled and wounded in about the various parts of her head, limbs, body, blood vessels and surrounding tissues, and has suffered severe and extreme mental shock, anguish and psychic injuries, and that plaintiff was otherwise injured, and upon information and belief, said injuries are permanent. That by reason of the foregoing the plaintiff was obligated to and did necessarily employ medical aid, hospital services, medicinal and medical supplies in an attempt to cure the aforesaid injuries, and has been prevented from her usual duties and will be so prevented for a long time to come."
Drake and Future were also sued back in 2017 over their "Summer Sixteen Tour" by a woman who claimed she was raped at the Nashville date by an employee of Bridgestone Arena. The two rappers were dismissed from the lawsuit in March of last year.