ARLINGTON, TX – Back in July we reported on Rosa Esparza, the 54-year-old grandmother who was killed after being thrown from a Six Flags roller coaster.
The family eventually sued Six Flags, the suit revealing some gruesome details regarding Esparza’s death. Now a 20-page police report by the Arlington Police Department reveals that the ride operator didn’t think that Esparza’s safety bar was secured correctly.
On July 19, Esparza was at Six Flags over Texas with her daughter, son-in-law, and two grandchildren. It was her first time at the theme park, and her first time riding one the park’s signature attractions – the Texas Giant. This wooden coaster has one of the steepest drops in the world for a wooden roller coaster, yet didn’t include seat belts or shoulder harnesses for the rider.
At the time, the only thing holding your ass in the seat was a T-bar mechanism that locks over your lap. Despite her size and shape, Esparza met all the qualifications needed to ride the coaster as evident by the ride operators letting her on in the first place.…Continue Reading
New York, NY – The family of Joel Morales, the 12-year-old boy who hanged himself last year over constant bullying, are now suing the boys that allegedly bullied him.
Morales’ mother, Lisbeth Babilonia, has filed suit against the city of New York, the Board of Education and the boys she says bullied her son to death – named in the suit as Kenneth, Stephen, Omar and Elijah ‘Doe’, along with the boys’ parents
According to the suit, Joel’s small size and fragile nature made him a perfect target for school bullies. “Joel was a small-framed fragile boy who sometimes stuttered and had problems with fine motor skills. He was extremely short and underweight for his age,” the suit says.
His family says they complained to the Department of Education multiple times a week to have something done about the constant harassment Joel was experiencing at Public School 102.
“He told me about it many times,” Babilonia said. “I went to school and spoke with the teacher, spoke with the assistant principal, with the principal.…Continue Reading
HARDIN, TX – Two years ago we reported on the couple who had police and media descend on their home after an anonymous caller told police said they had a mass grave on their property. That claim turned out to be false and the anonymous caller, self-described psychic Presley “Rhonda” Gridley, has been ordered to pay the couple $6.8 million.
A Dallas County judge issued the judgment against Gridley after the couple, Joe Bankston and Gena Charlton, filed a lawsuit against her one year after Gridley called the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office and falsely claimed that 25 to 30 dismembered bodies were buried in a mass grave at the plaintiffs’ residence. “Whether it will be collectible, we’re going to pursue that,” said Dallas attorney Andrew Sommerman.
Judge Carl Ginsberg found that Gridley made defamatory statements about Bankson and Charlton when she volunteered false information to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, claiming that a mass grave containing dismembered bodies was at their home. He agreed that the false statement injured the plaintiffs’ reputation and exposed them to public hatred, contempt, ridicule and financial injury.…Continue Reading
Lynnwood, WA – A woman who was raped in 2008 is suing the the Lynnwood police, saying they discounted her story, ignored evidence and ended up charging her with making a false statement to police.
In August 2008, a man with a butcher knife broke into the apartment of the then 18-year-old victim, gagged her, bound her hands with a shoelace and raped her. Before leaving, he told her he’d taken photos of her and knew her name.
The victim reported the attack immediately, and police would gather evidence from the house, including stained sheets, the shoelaces, blindfold and gag. A medical examination of the victim would show she had injuries to both her wrists and abrasions on her genitals. Doctors would also collect DNA specimens from the victim.
The lawsuit alleges none of this evidence mattered to detectives Jerry Rittgarn and Sgt. Jeff Mason. They did not believe she was telling the truth based on comments from three people who doubted her story. One was her former foster mother and the other was a friend who had spoken to the victim on the phone the night she was raped.…Continue Reading
Chicago, IL – Two years ago we reported on the death of Megan Duskey. She was the 23-year-old special education teacher who tried sliding down a stair’s banister during a Halloween party and plunged four stories to her death.
Now it is being reported that her family is suing the hotel.
James and Deborah Duskey have filed a lawsuit against Hilton Worldwide, the Palmer House Hilton, Surreal Chicago and Adrenaline Y2K, claiming their combined negligence was the cause of their daughter’s death.
They allege the named parties allowed party-goers to drink unlimited amounts of alcohol and failed to provide proper security to protect the drunks…from themselves?
Duskey was one of around 2,000 people who attended the Haunted Hotel Ball at Chicago’s Palmer House Hilton in 2010. She had arrived dressed as Silk Spectre from The Watchman comics (rawr) and had only been there for around 30 minutes when she attempted to slide down a banister on the hotel’s mezzanine level.
Unfortunately, she lost her balance and fell four stories to the basement level.…Continue Reading
Newport Beach, CA – Orange County businessman Mark McHenry reportedly enjoyed going to the Landmark Steakhouse even though he sometimes found their treatment of him to be odd. One example given was an employee remarking to McHenry, who is black, that “black is the new white.” In spite of this, it was reported that McHenry visited ‘dozens and dozens’ of times that including bringing friends. He was also considered to be a generous tipper.
McHenry sounds like a customer that Landmark would like to keep, but – after one of his visits – McHenry took a look at his Landmark receipt and saw that it referred to him as “McStinkyNigger.” He then dug out other saved receipts only to see himself referred to as “McNigShit” and “McCottonwood.”
In a deposition, Landmark Steakhouse co-owner Mario Marovic described not discriminating “against any group of people on any basis whatsoever.” Despite this compelling declaration, U.S. Magistrate Judge Victor B. Kenton rejected the restaurant’s attempts to stop McHenry’s lawyers from inspecting the restaurant’s entire history of customer receipts to check for a systematic, widespread use of racial epithets.…Continue Reading
New York, NY - Susanna Barrett, pageant mother of 5-year-old “Toddlers & Tiaras” star Isabella Barrett, has filed a $30 million libel suit against three media outlets in which she claims that their reporting tried to ‘sexualize’ her youngster’s performance in an online video.
In response to the kindergartner’s ‘innocent’ rendition of the LMFAO song “I’m Sexy and I Know It,” Barrett claims that TMZ.com, The Huffington Post and London’s Daily Mail all “brazenly attempt to sexualize” the girl by “claiming she was gyrating in a nightclub and singing about her sex appeal.”
While the child was singing the song in a nightclub, and the song is a first person account of the singer being sexy, Barrett points out that her daughter does not, in fact, understand “sexiness.” Consequently, the media’s portrayal of her daughter’s performance as ‘sexy’ is, well, just crazy talk!
Not only that… the lawsuit points out that the youngster could not have been gyrating because “she was sitting down.” Well, duh, clueless media outlets!
The video can be seen below this article, if you would like to experience the mother’s outrage for yourselves.…Continue Reading
EL CAJON, CA – A jury has awarded a man $7 million after a motorcycle accident shortened his penis by almost 2-inches.
Back in 2007, Matthew Wall was on driving his Harley Davidson to a naval base in San Diego when a courtesy shuttle from Rancho Auto Group turned left in front of him, causing him to crash into the side of the van.
As a result, the Navy officer suffered a fracture of his pubic ramus bone and a crushing injury to his penis and damage to the nerve and arteries of the penis. *hand involuntarily cups balls, legs cross automatically*
Wall had to have reconstructive surgery performed on his penis, which was successful, but left him with a penis 1.5 inches shorter. He filed a lawsuit against Rancho Auto Group and its subsidiary, Group Auto 1.
During the trial it was revealed that the shuttle driver, Pedro Flores Miramontes, was not a U.S. citizen and was driving on an expired license. He had also received no training on driving the shuttle.…Continue Reading
Skokie, IL – A lawsuit filed Tuesday against Skokie School District 68 officials alleges that teachers were negligent in their treatment of 6-year-old Rahul Chandani when he fell on the playground last winter. Were they? You decide…
On Jan. 3 of last year, Chandani reportedly slipped on a mound of snow in the playground at Devonshire Elementary School. Court documents state that doctors would later establish that his fall resulted in a fractured tibia and a hematoma to his head. At the time of the fall, though, the only thing that is known for sure is that the fall made him a whiny little brat who – get this – wanted to be carried back to the school. Oh c’mon…
“His teacher told him, ‘You’re a big boy — I can’t carry you,’” the boy’s mother, Priya Chandani, told a local news reporter. “She told him to walk back, but his leg was broken so he fell again and then had to crawl at least 200-300 feet [across the icy playground] back to the school building.”
The boy’s mother added, “If someone did that to me as an adult, I’d slap them.”
According to the lawsuit, the boy made it back to the school where he complained of dizziness.…Continue Reading
Dunsmuir, CA – A woman in California is suing a sex toy manufacturer claiming that she had to go to the hospital after one of their products turned her vagina into mush.
April Bonjour claims that she and her boyfriend were using a dildo from Pipedream Products during foreplay when she felt an “intense sharp” pain in her vagina. When her boyfriend withdrew the sex toy, it was covered in blood.
She initially thought she had started her period, but a box of sanitary pads and a few blood clots later, she realized it was something serious. When the bleeding would not stop, her boyfriend called 911. By the time paramedics arrived, Bonjour claims she was slipping in and out of consciousness and was given several pints of blood once at the hospital.
She filed a claim against the company after she contacted them about her experience with their product and wanted monetary compensation. Pipedream Products denied her claim. I can’t say I blame them as it sounds less like Bonjour was using one of their products and more like Bonjour had a miscarriage or her boyfriend was stabbing her vagina with a serrated knife.…Continue Reading
Piermont, NY - A federal lawsuit has been filed alleging that new volunteers in the Piermont, New York fire department are subjected to a hazing ritual during which they are forced to fondle the genitals of fellow firefighters.
The lawsuit was filed by the father of a 16-year-old volunteer firefighter candidate in Piermont. Given the age of the alleged victim, the lawsuit characterizes the hazing as not only a civil rights violation, but pedophilia.
The father reportedly said his son was unwilling to participate but was restrained and forced to put his hand on the defendants’ genitals.
Named in the lawsuit are three Piermont firefighters — Michael Bettman, Danny Goswick Jr. and Sam Kropp — and the Village of Piermont.
The lawsuit alleges that in August of last year, the then-16-year-old boy was held in a chair against his will and forced to ‘fondle and otherwise handle the genitalia’ of the three men. The lawsuit maintains that new initiates into the department were commonly subjected to such behavior.
Bettman, 30, of Sparkill has already been charged in Piermont Village Court with endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, and second-degree harassment, a violation.…Continue Reading
East St. Louis, IL - Ashley Alford was awarded $95 million federal jury in Illinois in response to her sexual harassment claims that described a ‘campaign’ of harrassment by her boss, Richard Moore, while working at the rent-to-own furniture and household items chain, Aaron’s.
Alford was 20 when she was hired in 2005 at the store in Fairview Heights, Illinois. She left in 2006.
Alford will receive $15 million in compensatory damages and $80 million in punitive damages if the judgement is upheld. The jury spent three days deliberating the actions of Moore and responses by Aaron’s.
Deliberating what you ask…
- Moore allegedly began by pinching Alford and making inappropriate comments.
- Moore allegedly escalated to intentional, unauthorized groping of ‘chest and buttocks.’
- Moore allegedly began referring to Alford by pet names, such as “Trix.”
- Moore allegedly sought ‘sexual favours in return for her continued employment, her ability to leave for lunch or take a longer lunch hour and her ability to take a vacation.’
- Alford testified that Moore gave her unsought gifts for which he demanded ‘sucky-sucky.’
- During one incident, Moore allegedly grabbed her by her ponytail, unzipped his trousers, pulled her head back and hit her in the head with his penis.
New York — The genius to the left is Hubert Blackman – he recently filed a lawsuit against Las Vegas Exclusive Personals, an escort service, claiming one of the dancers they provided ripped him off, leaving him traumatized and suffering from a crippling psychotic disorder.
Blackman apparently hired the stripper/hooker while vacationing in Vegas back in December. After shellin’ out $155 for a lap dance, he further padded her wallet with another $120 for an unspecified sex act…an act he says she solicited. According to him, she did not remain with him the entire hour for which she was paid, leaving after only thirty minutes. Blackman called the escort service the next morning and demanded a refund, explaining he was incapable of making an informed agreement with the stripper the night before because he was drunk. When they essentially laughed in his face, he called the cops.
Metro police listened to his story and gently reminded him that prostitution is illegal in Vegas and he could be arrested for such conduct.…Continue Reading
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — In more lawsuit news, a parent is suing a school school board alleging they’re responsible for the rape of their 14-year-old daughter in the a school’s bathroom. Of course this is a completely one-sided article as we do not have the accused’s side of the story. But the parent claims that the staff at Sparkman Middle School was aware of a particular boy’s habit of propositioning young girl’s for sex in the school and had been keeping an eye on him. They lawsuit claims that when their daughter went to a teacher and told her the boy had just asked her to meet him in a bathroom for sex, the teacher, June Simpson, told her to through with the meeting so that they could finally catch the boy in the act. Simpson told her, “Don’t do anything. Just get him to meet you and we’ll catch him.” When the girl met the boy into the sixth-grade bathroom, the teacher was no longer monitoring the security cameras and had went back to her classroom.…Continue Reading
DOVER, N.H. — I really thought we featured this story, but a search turns up nothing. Anyway, remember the kid who was in shop class when he attached electrical clamps to his nipples and had his heart stop when he plugged in the cord? Yeah well, he and his parents are suing the teacher, the school district and the city of Dover. For those of you who do not remember this, back in March, 17-year-old Kyle Dubois was in an electrical trades class where the instructor was teaching about electricity using some electrical demonstration cords. At some point, Dubois attached a clamp to each of his nipples then another student plugged in the cord. As you can imagine, the results weren’t exactly what anyone was expecting. Critically injured, he staggered and collapsed having gone into cardiac arrest. He survived, but his parents say he now suffers from brain damage (which some may argue he was suffering from before he attached the clamps to his nipples) and the teacher, Thomas Kelley is at fault.…Continue Reading
Hawaii – A federal judge has allowed a man to file a lawsuit against the creators of the MMORPG, Lineage II. A man from Hawaii is suing NCsoft of South Korea accusing them of making a game that is too addicting. He claims NCsoft should have warned him before he purchased the game. Craig Smallwood says he has played Lineage II for about 20,000 hours and that the game has left him so pathetic that he can no longer perform simple tasks like getting dressed, bathing or socializing with his family and friends. U.S. District Court Judge Alan Kay stated “the court finds the plaintiff has stated a claim for both negligence and gross negligence.” NCsoft’s attorney has asked that the lawsuit be thrown out. For those of you who are unaware, Lineage II is one of those gay-ass World of Warcraft type games where people run around for hours doing the exact same thing over and over and over again…sort of like driving in rush hour traffic but even less fun.…Continue Reading
CHERRY HILL, N.J. – Melanie Singer has filed a lawsuit against the Cherry Hill Board of Education on behalf of her teenage daughter. She alleges that a nickname given to her daughter by Thomas Dipatri, an English teacher at Cherry Hill High West, made school life so unbearable for her daughter that she is now being home schooled. She states that DiPatri, who does not know her daughter, asked his honors class to start calling the girl “Handy Mandy” in reference to the girl’s alleged sexual activity. Like most good nicknames, this one spread like wildfire and before you know it, everyone at the school is calling her “Handy Mandy”. They also added in “slut”, “whore” and threats of physical violence after the teen complained to a guidance counselor and DiPatri was suspended for one day with pay as a result. DiPatri’s side of the story is not known at this point, as his lawyers have instructed him not to talk about the charges. But the sexual harassment against the girl increased to the point that she ended up leaving the school.…Continue Reading
ORANGE PARK, Fla. – Back in August of 2007, 5-year-old Trenton Stokes was attending Orange Park Elementary School. The kindergartner had asthma, and his mother had taken all the necessary steps to ensure that his son had his medication in case he were to suffer from an attack. Within the first week of school, Aug 27th, Trenton had an asthma attack on the playground. He asked the teacher for his medication, who then contacted the school nurse, who then called an ambulance. Unfortunately, Trenton had already collapsed by then, and later died.…Continue Reading