Beyonce Sued By Two Women Trampled and Injured Going Into Chicago Concert
Beyonce is being sued by two women, Raquel Castellanos and Gabriella Davidson, who were trampled, knocked unconscious, and left with broken bones by a “rushing mob” entering before the singer’s concert in Chicago on December 13, 2013.
In court papers filed on Tuesday, Castellanos and Davidson state they bought general admission tickets to Beyonce’s concert, which enabled them to possibly stand close to the concert’s stage.
The women, who describe themselves as “long-time fans of Beyoncé,” note they arrived several hours early to better their chances of getting prime viewing as soon as the gates to The United Center opened.
According to Castellanos and Davidson’s negligence suit against Beyonce, The United Center and promoter Live Nation Entertainment, the venue did not have an adequate or safe enough plan in place when it opened the gates to the public.
As the hours passed before the concert, reads the suit, “the group became larger, more dense and more anxious about how, when and where the gate(s) would be released and where ticket holders and fans were supposed to enter The United Center — none of which was explained.” At 7 p.m., say Castellanos and Davidson, staffers at The United Center opened the gates “without instruction or any reasonable system to permit an orderly entrance.”
That’s when, according to their suit, the women were crushed by the crowd and sustained injuries, requiring them to be aided by Chicago police offers and taken to the hospital by members of the fire department. Castellanos and Davidson are seeking undisclosed amount in damages from Beyonce, The United Center and Live Nation.