Drake sued by woman hit in head by beer bottle at MSG concert
A Staten Island woman says Drake and Madison Square Garden have to pay up over a beer bottle that was hurled at her head during the “In My Feelings” singer’s show there three years ago.
Amanda Giovacco,24, says in her new Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit that MSG, Live Nation, a food vendor and Drake — given name Aubrey Drake Graham — were negligent in allowing a crowd to get raucous enough that someone would chuck a glass bottle at her head on August 8, 2016.
“Amanda Giovacco, was violently struck by a beer bottle that was thrown while attending the Drake concert, was maliciously and without just cause provocation, subjected to a battery,” the court papers allege.
Her suit claims that the defendants didn’t have adequate security at the venue, they negligently served “excessive amounts of alcohol” to the concert-goers at the overcrowded venue and improperly provided beer in glass bottles rather than plastic cups, the court documents claim.
Also, they failed to control the “rowdy” crowd while “they knew [D]rake has a history of violence at his concerts,” the court papers allege.
Giovacco “sustained a traumatic brain injury and seizures,” both of which are, “preventing her from attending medical school,” the lawsuit claims.
Giovacco’s lawyer, Joseph Napoli, said, “Madison Square Garden, the promoter and Drake should have prevented bottles from coming in or circulating within the building and being thrown at a concert.”
“Her future is now precarious,” because of the injury, the lawyer added.
MSG, Live Nation and a rep for Drake did not immediately return requests for comment. The food vendor declined to comment.
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