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Toots And The Maytals cancel live activity, taking civil action after Toots hit by bottle

By | Published on Wednesday 19 June 2013

Frederick 'Toots' Hibbert

Alas, Jamaican group Toots And The Maytals have had to cancel all their planned festival appearances, this because Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert is still having tests and treatment for a head injury sustained when he was hit by a “large vodka bottle” at America’s RiverRock Festival in mid-May. The band say they’re preparing a $21 million legal case against the assailant, one William Connor Lewis, who will also face trial on a felony assault charge on 1 Jul.

Toots et al’s attorney Michael R Shaprio adds: “Toots and his management team share with me the view that we should only sue those who we know to have responsibility for this vicious attack. At this moment in time, the bottle thrower, Mr Lewis unquestionably falls in that category and thus the $21 million civil action against him”.