Rockers Bon Jovi have been slapped with a lawsuit by a British woman who alleges she was seriously injured when a member of their entourage ran her over during a 2006 gig in the U.K.
The Livin' On A Prayer hitmakers played at Milton Keynes' National Bowl in south east England two years ago, when Sally Allen, a security supervisor at the venue, claims the incident took place.
In legal papers filed at Oxford County Court, 37-year-old Allen claims she suffered a fractured knee, ligament damage and severe internal injuries when she was "deliberately" run over by Kevin MCDonnell in a golf buggy. Allen was working to prevent backstage access after a fire broke out in the VIP area when she was approached by MCDonnell, a member of Bon Jovi's personal security team.
According to the lawsuit, MCDonnell told Allen, "I don't care about your emergency situation. Get out of my way, you f**king whore. Do you know who I am? You can't f**king stop me."
She claims he then drove directly towards her and ran over her right leg, leaving her unable to work.
Allen is suing Bon Jovi and their security company for trespass to the person and negligence. She is seeking $405,000 (GBP250,000) in compensation and damages.
The band has denied any involvement in the incident and MCDonnell is no longer thought to be working with the group.
In a statement, Bon Jovi say: Mrs Allen's claim concerns injuries she states occurred at a Bon Jovi show.
"None of the band members were present when she blocked the pathway of a crew member, nor were they aware of any disturbance at the time.
"Mrs Allen's claim in England follows a claim she attempted to file in the United States, which was rejected. As English proceedings are ongoing, we are not in a position to comment further."