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Gig-goer injured in Skrillex stagedive wins $3.8 million in damages

By | Published on Thursday 22 November 2018


A court in LA has awarded a woman who sued Skrillex over a stagedive gone wrong $3.8 million in damages for the injuries she suffered.

Jennifer Fraissl sued the DJ and producer in relation to a show in LA back in 2012. She claimed that when he attempted to crowdsurf at the gig, she suffered head injuries that subsequently led to a stroke. Fraissl also claimed that Skrillex had urged fans to move forward before his stagedive, making it hard for her to remove herself from the situation.

According to CBS, the jury awarded Fraissl damages that totalled $4.5 million, but those were then cut back slightly because “Fraissl’s negligence was apportioned at 15%”. Of the remaining $3.8 million, most will be paid by Skrillex and his company Lost Boys Touring Inc, while the venue will have to cover $450,000.

Commenting on the ruling, Skrillex said in a statement: “There is nothing more important to me than my fans and their safety at my shows. I want them to have fun and enjoy the music. While I’m disappointed by the jury’s decision, I’m glad this process is over. I look forward to getting back to work and delivering new music to my fans”.