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Backstreet Boys & NKOTB

Judge Dismisses $5 Million

Brain Trauma Lawsuit

12/22/2012 4:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1220_BSB_NKOTB_GETTYIt's official: the New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys can't be held responsible for brain trauma -- at least, according to a judge who dismissed the bands from a $5 million lawsuit filed by an injured stagehand ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ broke the story in July ... William Wesley Styron sued NKOTBSB for injuries he allegedly suffered when he fell through a hole in the stage prior to a 2011 concert.

Styron said he fractured his skull and suffered brain trauma from the fall ... and was looking for a cool $5 million from the bands and other parties who he held responsible.

NKOTBSB denied the allegations, claiming it wasn't their fault Styron didn't see the huge hole in front of him ... and it looks like a judge agreed ... ruling that responsibility for the fall lies with the production company who hired him -- not the bands themselves.

The judge promptly dismissed the case against NKOTBSB, finding they "owed no duty to plaintiff that was breached when he was injured."

Ouch.

20 COMMENTS

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1.

Areader    

He can thank the Judge for pointing him the right direction....sue the production company!

587 days ago
2.

loe    

It was a stage design problem. Deal with the insurance not the band. Brain trauma and still want to suck money out of the has been is pathetic.

587 days ago
3.

lm    

I thought it from their music...

587 days ago
4.

crojasr    

They look ridiculous together.... Like a million singers lol

587 days ago
5.

campy    

omg, just make it stop!

587 days ago
6.

Celebrities Suck    

r they still calling these old f@rts back street boys?

587 days ago
7.

Ines Beag    

hahahahahahaha

587 days ago
8.

LetsBeReAL    

Womp, Womp!

587 days ago
9.

Hammer    

That pick just screams gay
... not that there's anything wrong with that

587 days ago
10.

RoadRig    

creepy old dudes...

587 days ago
11.

Pyegow    

That's the hole where they keep the auto-tune machine!

587 days ago
12.

Hazel    

Smart Judge, the guys didn't deserve it, this guy was a complete idiot, FFS U should know where the holes are. To all those dissing NKOTBSB U are just jealous that U don't have their talent or looks. Awesome guys, awesome concert. TO ALL THE NON-BELIEVERS I SAY PEACE, F*** THE NON BELIEVERS.

587 days ago
13.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

Bad news: if you actually like or listen to one of these lousy groups New Kids on the Block / Backstreet Boys, you are already suffering from brain trauma.... It's called stupidity.

586 days ago

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