A man who appeared on Jerry Springer’s audience show “Judge Jerry” is suing NBC Universal, saying security didn’t stop him from being assaulted by another attendee on the show.
According to court documents seen by Fox News, James Papi, 71, is suing NBC Universal, Allied Universal Security and the Stamford Media Center over an incident in the parking lot of the studio in Stamford, Connecticut, where the show is filmed. Papi was invited to the show so the famous former talk show host could plead a dispute he had with Sean Posey Lakins.
Papi’s subcontracting team left a job site without finishing, alleging that Lakins threatened to assault members of his subcontracting team. Springer ruled in Papi’s favor on the show, ordering Lakins to pay half of what he was asked for in damages, court documents show.
The duo were then escorted separately by security to the parking lot, but Papi allege in his trial that they failed to properly separate the two men despite threats of physical violence related to the case as well as the people. who appeared on Springer’s show having a propensity to act physically.
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The lawsuit alleges that security did not stop Lakins from hitting Papi in the face as he got into his car, which resulted in numerous injuries including loss of teeth, a broken nose, a broken jaw which necessitated surgery and a hematoma.
Papi’s lawsuit names NBC Universal Media, Allied Universal Security and Stamford Media Center and Productions as defendants.
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“We want to hold Jerry Springer and the Judge Jerry Show accountable for knowing of a violent risk from one of their participants on the show and for failing to protect our client, who suffered extremely serious injuries.” Papi’s attorney, Michael Skiber, told Fox News. in a report. “It’s not a game or a game show, it’s about real people and if you want to create a place of entertainment, you have to understand the fallout that could happen. And we plan to hold “Judge Jerry” accountable to the fullest extent of the law. “
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Representatives for Stamford Media Center, Allied Universal Security and NBC Universal did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
However, Papi claims he owes damages because some of his injuries will affect his life in the future.
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“Some or all of his injuries may be permanent in nature, have caused him and will continue to cause him great pain and suffering, mental distress, limitation of his movements and loss of his ability to participate in all activities of life. . to offer, ”says the trial.