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Martha Stewart Sued Over Lounge Act

11/18/2008 1:11 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

This lawsuit is either the gold standard for bad luck or one of the biggest scams ever.

A guy claims a Martha Stewart lounge chair collapsed on him after the front legs collapsed, crushing his right index finger. The tip of his finger allegedly fell beneath a deck and was eventually retrieved by a family member.

Up to this point it sounds like your basic personal injury case with standard damages. But this plaintiff is special, claiming he's a magician who needs use of his hands -- every part of them. He also claims the injury has affected his ability to play the banjo, which is a big part of his act.

But wait, there's more. He also claims he's a hand model, and who wants to look at a butchered finger?

Oh, did we mention he lives in Iowa, a bastion for hand models we're sure.

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VioletteUK    

Whoa!
That's WAY out there in the unreality realm!

2130 days ago
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sslah    

Yea right.

HH

2130 days ago
3.

Tangie    

More power to him. I hate Martha Stewart. And her daughter is even worse if that's possible......

2130 days ago
4.

tard in the hood    

HEY MARTHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SUCITUP!

2130 days ago
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TJ    

genious. although don't most hand models and magicians have insurance that covers there hands?

2130 days ago
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The Observer    

And, he uses his hand every night just before falling asleep. He forgot to mention that use.

2130 days ago
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kan    

This is part of his magic act, making money appear out of nowhere.

2130 days ago
8.

Democrats are evil    

What comes around, goes around. That's what she gets for being such a putz in life.

2130 days ago
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JustSayin    

Well now......I'sent that the American Way. Nice scam budy.

2130 days ago
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Liz    

So, this guy is a hand model........hmmm! A "hand model" would imply that he is rather large which, is probably why the chair folded on him to begin with.


The courts are clgged with frivolous lawsuits like this one.

2130 days ago
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tazmorocks    

require picture of plaintiff please .. this is stupid. how is it her fault? I'm sure he is grossly over weight.

2130 days ago
12.

kan    

A hand model in Iowa. Probably starred in videos demonstrating how to inseminate a cow.

2130 days ago
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Lennie    

YEAH,,SURE WHAT EVER HE CLAIMS . and we also believe that "pigs can fly" i ASKED A real

2130 days ago
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run-that-by-me-again    

The sound of one clapping....

2130 days ago
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Braden    

I'm from Iowa, and i dont live on a farm.... never have, live in a city of 60,000..... so theres a chance he is too, not saying its real lawsuit but still, thats like saying if you live in the south you have sex with your family members.... so probably should not open your mouths on a stereotype there bud.

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