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Published: 2013/06/13

Toots Hibbert Files Lawsuit Against Alleged Bottle Thrower

Toots Hibbert has filed a $21 million lawsuit against the man who is accused of throwing a large vodka bottle at him during his performance at the Dominion Riverrock Festival in Richmond, VA last month. The lawsuit against 19 year-old William C. Lewis was filed in Richmond Circuit Court on June 4. Hibberts is seeking $1 million in compensatory damages and $20 million in punitive damages.

As previously reported, Hibbert walked off stage after being hit by the bottle, which was thrown from the crowd. The Toots and The Maytals frontman was injured by the incident, which caused a serious tear to his forehead and face, and has left permanent scarring. The band was forced to cancel much of their tour so that Hibbert could return to Jamaica for treatment.

Police are still investigating the incident, but Lewis is currently facing felony malicious wounding charges. A video of the bottle-throwing can be viewed above.

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LOL June 13, 2013, 18:54:57

i mean wow what a throw!

Befuddled June 13, 2013, 19:12:27

Good! I hope Toots takes that asshole for all he’s worth…which admittedly likely ain’t much.

PatAsstheClown June 14, 2013, 09:45:05

LOL, what a hateful comment. The dude is legendary in his human effect.

PatAsstheClown June 14, 2013, 09:45:30

LOL, what a hateful comment. The dude is legendary in his human effect.

PatAsstheClown June 14, 2013, 09:45:45

LOL, what a hateful comment. The dude is legendary in his human effect.

PatAsstheClown June 14, 2013, 09:45:56

LOL, what a hateful comment. The dude is legendary in his human effect.

PatAsstheClown June 14, 2013, 09:46:16

LOL, what a hateful comment. The dude is legendary in his human effect.

More to come June 14, 2013, 10:03:58

I hope more suits follow to those who think they can do crap like this. Maybe a few suits in the press will get the ass hole concert goers to realize they are ruining the show for everyone not just at there stop but the whole tour that was cancelled. However, who goes to Jamaica for “treatment”?

D$ June 14, 2013, 12:01:38

Maybe Toots prefers his “primary care physician” ?

Pm June 14, 2013, 12:03:59

GOOD!

kidd42o June 14, 2013, 19:01:40

Make that disrespectful punk pay!!!! Will somebody please post this “waste of space” name, address,and email, so the fun can begin???

emily June 14, 2013, 21:27:19

I am from Richmond, I actually went to this, but I left before the madness ensued. This whole thing has been in our local news since it happened. Truth. They say he was personally driven to the hospital by the concert promoter.

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