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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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The story sounds like such a joke, but could your writers think of something more original than bashing Iowa? Have you not watched the movie The Field of Dreams? Come on people! It's not heaven, it's Iowa! (Seriously, though, some of the smartest people I know came from Iowa schools . . . there most be something in that clean air and water out there.)

2126 days ago


Alexis I just watched abc news. You are a horrible daughter How dare you make fun of your mother like this! Even if people make fun of her they do not know her like you do. For you too sit there and mock your mother like that is a sin....your not even funny you say things to degrade her.......How are you able to do this....its like you hate your mother...Im sure she never meant for you to say things that bad about her WOW amazing ALL AMERICAN MOTHER AND HER NASTY DAUGHTER!!!

2119 days ago

J Brewer    

Martha still hasn't apologized for lying about the stock deal she knew about, and convicted in court.

732 days ago
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