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Rails Can Be Slippery When Wet

According to Vicki Calcagno, 45, 1980s pop icon and actor Rick Springfield knocked her unconscious during a concert at the State Fair in Syracuse, N.Y. She sued the artist, claiming the alleged assault caused her “serious, disabling and permanent injuries.” The weapon used in Springfield’s alleged assault: his buttocks. She alleged that he came into the crowd, with one foot on the back rail of a metal bench and the other foot on a white fence. He then slipped backwards. A witness, Penny Nolin, stated that she was hit in the forehead by Springfield’s behind. “I did not see anyone else get knocked down,” she said. Because of several shortcomings in Calcagno’s story, the jury found Springfield not liable for any damages. (MS/Syracuse Post-Standard) ...Calcagno is going to be the butt of jokes for years to come.
Original Publication Date: 01 February 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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