I saw this in Radio & Records today, and this is just, well, odd. I mean, 45 seperate charges?
Clear Channel Faces $1.2B Suit In Britney Hoax
You may remember reading in R&R ONLINE that a 37-year-old woman died at a June 2000 WMRV/Binghamton, NY event that promoted the appearance of Britney Spears, but that featured a Spears lookalike instead. Now the family of the woman, Susan Santodonato, has filed 45 separate charges in seeking damages against station owner Clear Channel. According to the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin, the suit claims that when the crowd tried to catch a glimpse of who they thought was Spears, people posing as Spears' bodyguards pushed the crowd back and Santodonato was either pushed into or fell into a garage-door handle, causing a serious head injury that contributed to her death. Santodonato's husband, Paul Santodonato, filed the suit on behalf of himself, his former wife's estate, and their three children, aged 8, 10 and 12. Clear Channel and Paul Santodonato's law firm did not return calls seeking comment by press time.