NINE INCH NAILS Sued Over Microphone Stand Allegedly Thrown At Fall Concert

July 14, 2006

Chris Harris of reports that a security guard who claims he was knocked unconscious by NINE INCH NAILS guitarist Aaron North's microphone stand at a Madison, Wisconsin, concert last fall filed a lawsuit against the group.

The suit, which alleges negligence and assault and battery, was filed in Wisconsin's Circuit Court on June 28 and seeks a trial by jury as well as unspecified punitive and compensatory damages for the guard's "past and future pain and suffering." The guard, Mark LaVoie, claims in the filing that on October 13, he was standing in front of Alliant Energy Center's stage with his back turned to the band. The suit alleges that North, a former member of the ICARUS LINE, launched his mic stand through the air, coming down hard on LaVoie's head.

NINE INCH NAILS' label, Interscope Records, could not be reached for comment.


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