‘America’s Got Talent’ Sued In Wrongful Death Lawsuit
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America’s Got Talent is returning on May 29th but the controversies for the show have already begun. The estate of a wheelchair bound woman named Maureen Allen is suing AGT for wrongful death after and accident that happened on their set last season.
Ms. Allen was volunteering at The Pasadena Convention Center in March of last year where AGT was taping a show. According to her estate there was a large power cord protector junction box blocking the only wheelchair accessible entrance to the building. She tried to wheel herself over it and it flipped her chair over and she hit her head really badly. She was hospitalized and suffered a stroke. Her health declined from there and she passed away in June of 2017. The suit says that the source of the issues that led to her death can be traced back to the fall and are suing AGT for negligence.
I know the type of cord protectors they are discussing and I’ve certainly seen them cause people to trip. Now the question is whether or not the family’s assessment of the situation is accurate or not. If true then AGT could be in for a hefty settlement.