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'Survivor' Contestant

I Broke My Foot

in Ugly Carpet Accident

4/21/2012 3:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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She braved the wilderness ... but former "Survivor" contestant Semhar Tadesse was no match for the tacky carpet in her L.A. apartment ... snagging her heel and breaking her foot ... and now she's suing her landlord.

Making matters worse, sources tell TMZ the fall took place on the staircase back in August ... and we're told Semhar broke two bones in her foot.

Semhar filed a lawsuit in L.A. County Superior Court, claiming the injuries were so serious .... she couldn't work. Sources say her medical bills are already north of $20k.

Two months after the fall, Semhar was arrested for DUI -- she previously told TMZ, the only reason she bombed her field sobriety test was because of her injured foot, which prevented her from walking a straight line.

Semhar's suing for undisclosed damages. Calls to her old landlord weren't returned.

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1.

Cartman    

So the carpet is the ugly one... right!

859 days ago
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Kartrashian Klown    

She figured out that it didn't work to go on Survivor because she didn't win the top prize, so she would break her foot and win money filing a lawsuit. Can a carpet really break your foot in two places?

859 days ago
3.

CCCP    

WHO CARES????

859 days ago
4.

CCCP    

Go to Hell Semhar :D

859 days ago
5.

FlamingoNut    

Sigh, placing the blame on someone else for being a klutz?

859 days ago
6.

patty    

is her foot the reason she blew .14??? and can you sue if you trip in your own apartment??? thats the dumbest thing i've heard in a while - she was prolly wasted

859 days ago
7.

Michaela    

It's people like her, that made the US the victim society that it has become. Everybody always wants to blame someone else and coming up with a reason to file a lawsuit is today's 'winning the lottery' . The poor landlord, who will now have to spend money defending him/herself in court for such a ridiculous accusation.

859 days ago
8.

Franko    

Please give her the money before she starts using what she starts mangling spoken-word to plead her case.

859 days ago
9.

nuffsaid    

20K in medical bills for a broken foot??? What did they do for 20K?? I just broke my foot and it was $60...0 total. Shesh!

859 days ago
10.

There's a problem here    

Hey Semhar? One time when I was drunk I fell and nearly broke my wrist. Has anyone investigated that you can't walk a straight line because you're never sober?

859 days ago

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