Two days ago, a verdict was reached in the case of Steve Aoki breaking a girl’s neck after jumping onto a raft at a show at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas in 2012. The court jury decided 10-2 in favor of Hard Rock on Tuesday, dispelling the venue’s responsibility for Steve Aoki’s actions. Separately, Aoki settled with the plaintiff, concertgoer Brittany Hickman, for an undisclosed amount outside of court.
Following the verdict in favor of the venue, Aoki issued a statement through his publicity team apologizing to Hickman. The statement said: “Steve would never want anyone to get hurt at one of his shows and is sorry Ms. Hickman did. After they reached a confidential settlement, they had the chance to speak, and Steve got the chance to apologize. The favorable verdict for his co-defendant, Hard Rock Hotel, brings welcome closure to all parties.”
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