LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Producer/DJ Steve Aoki has reportedly settled a lawsuit with a fan who claimed that she was left with a broken neck after a 2012 concert at the Hard Rock Cafe.
The lawsuit, brought by Brittany Hickman, alleged that Aoki broke Hickman's neck after he landed on her while stage diving during a concert at the Hard Rock Cafe in San Diego in 2012. Hickman was seeking $10.7 million from Aoki and the Hard Rock after the two parties declined to pay her medical bills and compensate her for the two-month disability period that prevented her from working, Billboard said.
However, Hickman's suit suffered a setback earlier this month when the jury reached a 10-2 verdict in favor of Hard Rock Cafe following a two-week trial.
According to Billboard, Aoki was cleared of liability following a confidential agreement that included an apology and a face-to-face meeting between Aoki and Hickman.
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," a rep for Aoki told Billboard. – Staff Writers