VANCOUVER (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — A British Columbia man is suing the Pacific National Exhibition and four security guards for negligence, claiming that he was assaulted at a 50 Cent concert at the Pacific Coliseum in 2005.
Clayton Baker of Abbotsford is also suing the concert promoter, House of Blues Canada, claiming the atmosphere of hostility was created by using violent imagery to promote the concert, thereby attracting a violent audience to the December 3, 2005 concert, according to the Vancouver Sun.
In recent months, Canadian politicians have accused gangster rap star 50 Cent of promoting gun violence, and have pushed for a ban on the rapper’s shows in Canada.
Baker claims in the lawsuit that he was mistaken for another patron before being grabbed, thrown to the ground and forcibly removed from the venue. He claims that the four security guards pinned his arms and legs and intentionally stepped on his right hand, fracturing a bone. He also suffered bruising on his face, pain in his hand and shoulders, emotional distress, and has been unable to work since.
Baker is seeking unspecified damages for his injuries. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers