A fan is suing hip-hop star Drake after she was injuring during a show in 2016 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.
According to court documents, which were obtained by The Blast, Amanda Giovacco was “violently struck by a beer bottle that was thrown while attending the Drake concert,” and was “maliciously and without just cause or provocation, subjected to a battery.” Joseph Picco, an employee of MSG, as well as Live Nation Worldwide, are also named in the suit.
Giovacco claims that Drake and the co-defenders are held responsible for being unable to stop “aggressive and/or violent behavior at the concert” and cited that “they knew Drake has history of violence at his concerts.” The suit also points out that the Garden was overcrowded and too much liquor was provided to fans, which in turn, caused inadequate “monitoring and surveillance of the premises during the concert as to prevent aggressive behavior from escalating.”
After being struck by the bottle, Giovacco endured serious injuries, including a traumatic brain injury and seizures, which ultimately halted her from attending medical school. Giovacco’s legal team notes that her future “is now precarious,” and believe that someone should be held responsible for the injuries she suffered.
The concert in question took place on August 8, 2016 as a part of Drake & Future’s Summer Sixteen Tour.