A jury just decided he has to pay a fan over a MILLION bucks in an injury lawsuit.
Jury just awarded Jennifer Fraissl a whopping $4,525,402 in her lawsuit against the DJ, in which she claimed she suffered a stroke after he pulled a stunt at one of his concerts. Skrillex himself was found to be responsible for 35% of the damages awarded by the jury … roughly $1.6 million.
There’s more bad news for Skrillex … his touring company, Lost Boys, owes an additional $1.8 mil. Jennifer won’t be able to collect it all because the jury also found her to be 15% responsible for the incident.
TMZ broke the story … Fraissl sued the DJ in February 2014 claiming Skrillex leaped off his DJ table while performing at The Belasco Theater in downtown L.A. … and landed on top of her. By the way, venue got dinged for about $450k of the damages.
In their ruling, the jury decided that Skrillex was 35% responsible for the cause of Fraissl’s injuries, the touring company was 40% responsible, and The Belasco was 10%. They also concluded Fraissl was 15% responsible for her own injuries, for whatever reason.
Fraissl had claimed to suffer a stroke as a result of her injuries.
Skrillex tells The Blast,”There is nothing more important to me than my fans and their safety at my shows – I want them to have fun and enjoy the music. While I’m disappointed by the jury’s decision, I’m glad this process is over. I look forward to getting back to work and delivering new music to my fans.”
He also threw shade at her health issues — “Ms. Fraissl’s active international travel schedule since her stroke seems unlikely for someone who suffered the type of mental and physical damages she and her attorney claimed.”
He says they’ll make a decision soon about an appeal.