Local Woman Settles Suit With Rapper Flo Rida
WILKES-BARRE -- A Hazleton woman has settled a lawsuit against a nationally known rap musician over injuries she claimed to receive during one of his concerts at the Woodlands Inn and Resort in 2010.
Lauren Wackley sued rapper Flo Rida - whose real name is Tramar Dillard - after claiming a member of his security team pushed her off stage during the show, causing her to fall several feet to the ground.
She said she had been watching the Aug. 27, 2010 show when Flo Rida “physically pulled (her) up onto the stage with him” around 1 a.m.
Her lawsuit described a chaotic scene on stage with people “moshing” during the performance, causing security guards to push concert goers, including her.
Wackley suffered fractured bones in her feet, requiring several surgeries, the lawsuit said. She also experienced a “shock to her nerves and nervous system ...” her lawsuit said.
Wackley also sued Flo Rida’s record label, Poe Boy Music Group, his management team and security detail, concert promoter Citadel Broadcasting and the Woodlands.
The settlement includes all parties, according to documents filed in Luzerne County Court. Details of the settlement were not disclosed.
Flo Rida’s national debut album was released in 2008 and he quickly became a star. His song ”Low” - featuring the well known lyrics “Apple Bottom jeans. Boots with the fur” - reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 list. The song earned him a Grammy nomination. He has since released four more albums.
An attorney for the Woodlands, Molly C. Reilly, declined comment. Other attorneys in the case could not immediately be reached for comment.