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Re: “Reggae Legend Says He's Broke and Depressed After Richmond Injury

It has nothing to do with politics but everything to do with what is right in compensating this man for a wrong that was done to him that has ruined his livelihood and his quality of life. The concert venue had every responsibility in assuring the safety of the performers that take their stage and if this venue admits people who partake in stealing liquor, consuming said stolen liquor (while underage) and commits a assault which permanently disables someone - it's obvious that there were some serious shortcomings in their security protocol and they are absolutely liable! Mr. Hibbert and his lawyers ought to sue everyone involved with this incident, including the Virginia State Liquor Board for allowing this stupid kid for gaining access to liquor! Is there a reason why you don't feel a black reggae singer should be equally compensated the same as any white performer regardless of their musical genre? I would expect a country singer to sue this promoter too if they were the one hit by an empty liquor bottle stolen and consumer by an underage patron of their concert and I would support them 100%! The same goes if it had been a patron who was hit by this thrown bottle! Like I stated before this is not a political issue at all it has everything to do with giving a human being what is due for the wrong that was done to them and caused by the obvious negligence of this promoter in assembling a competent security staff and running a peaceful and civil public event. In case you are unaware, roots reggae music is a peaceful music and the fact that this living legend was violently assaulted by some dumb punk kid, who deserved more time in jail by the way, was completely shocking! It is also completely inexcusable and demands for appropriate financial compensation!

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Posted by JackieK on 02/03/2015 at 8:01 PM

Re: “Reggae Legend Says He's Broke and Depressed After Richmond Injury

Some people posting about this article are supremely ignorant of Mr. Hibbert's background, and to suggest that he spent 72 years "partying" is absolute bullshit. If a bottle had hit Beyonce in the head and she wanted to sue the venue for $20 million you wouldn't hear one bit of an uproar that the amount was excessive. Toots Hibbert has more talent in his pinky finger than her and 90% of those who pass themselves off as musicians these days and he is entitled to whatever he can get. For this improperly-run concert venue and this punk-ass kid to ruin the career of a musical legend is an absolute travesty! Toots Hibbert deserves a $200 million settlement!!

78 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by JackieK on 02/03/2015 at 6:04 PM

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