William Presler was hired to work an after-party in Hollywood for Foxx and during the event supposedly the bartender slipped and fell, cut his left hand while serving partygoers. He received 170 stitches.
Last Monday (07-19-10), Foxx’s lawyers argued that suit be dropped, saying the artists’ actions were carefully scripted and limited to a brief exchange of greetings and a welcome statement to guests.
In papers filed by his attorneys, “Neither Foxx nor Foxx 2007 Tours were involved in the planning, organizing, selection of party fixtures, staffing decisions … associated with post-concert parties … Nor is there evidence that the Foxx defendants created a hazardous condition or (were) even aware that one existed.”
A hearing on the dismissal motion is scheduled for Oct. 1.