Woman sues Beyoncé, Jay-Z's On the Tour II venue after falling and injuring herself due to 'inadequate' lighting
Sarah Vahabi has claimed the Rose Bowl Stadium "failed to have properly lit the area of the parking lot or to clearly and properly mark the car stop components causing a dangerous hazardous condition that caused" her to fall.
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA: A woman claiming that she suffered a terrible fall in the parking lot of the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena, California, after a Beyoncé-Jay-Z concert last year, is suing the venue for damages.
The plaintiff, Sara Vahabi claims in the court documents, obtained by the Blast, the incident took place after she attended the concert on September 23, 2018, a gig which was part of the A-list couple's On the Run II tour.
The tour began on June 6, 2018, and ran through October 4 of the same year.
Before entering the Rose Bowl stadium, she was required to leave her bag behind at the bag tent, to be retrieved after the concert was over. When she was walking through the parking lot after the show to get her bag from the tent, Vahabi claimed that she tripped over a car park sign and fell on the ground "due to poor, inadequate and insufficient lighting."
As a result, the documents said that she ended up injuring herself on her right hand and elbow that required surgery. Vahabi claimed that she "already incurred substantial medical and surgical expenses," which are expected to continue in the near future.
She blamed the venue for failing "to have properly lit the area of the parking lot or to clearly and properly mark the car stop components causing a dangerous hazardous condition that caused" her to fall.
The lawsuit did not name Beyoncé or Jay-Z. Instead, it sued the City of Pasadena as well as the Rose Bowl Operating Company. The plaintiff sought unspecified damages from the lawsuit against the premises, which was sued for liability and negligence.
In January, a blind woman sued the Beyonce Knowles' Parkwood Entertainment LLC, claiming the singer's website discriminated against visually impaired people. The lawsuit further claimed that the website did not allow blind fans to buy tickets, get tour updates, buy merchandise or learn more about the popstar.
"Plaintiff brings this civil rights action against Parkwood for their failure to design, construct, maintain, and operate their website to be fully accessible to and independently usable by Plaintiff and other blind or visually-impaired persons," according to the lawsuit, ABC News reported.
"Defendant are denying blind and visually-impaired persons throughout the United States with equal access to the goods and services Parkwood provides to their non-disabled customers through http//:www.Beyonce.com."