(this is what came up when I googled “half moon aerial apparatus”. Sort of disappointing)
Philly.com – AT THE 9TH annual Delilah’s Diamond G-String Competition, dancers used all kinds of props – swords, footballs, hula hoops, stripper’s poles and of course, g-strings – to prove their sex appeal in hopes of winning a $10,000 cash prize. Sarah Berry used a “half moon aerial apparatus” – but her thumb was amputated while she rehearsed before the July 20, 2011, contest, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in Common Pleas Court. Berry, 35, of Roxborough, claims that Delilah’s Den, the competition’s host and creator, failed to ensure that the apparatus was properly designed, built, inspected and tested, and didn’t warn users of its dangers, the lawsuit says. She’s seeking more than $50,000 in damages for “pain and suffering, disfigurement, humiliation and embarrassment.” The digit disaster happened July 18, 2011, at the club on Spring Garden Street near Front, when a sharp edge on the apparatus – a crescent-shaped metal bar suspended from the ceiling – severed her thumb and she fell to the ground, according to her attorney, James D. Golkow. “The show must go on, so they had the show without her, because she had amputated her thumb by then,” Golkow said. “My client actually studied in school to train on this sort of aerial apparatus, with hopes of performing in Broadway shows and circus acts,” Golkow said.
When I first started reading this story and they said somebody used a sword as a prop I would have bet my life that was responsible for this accident. Nope it was the old half moon aerial apparatus. I guess I should have seen that one coming a mile away. Anyway is this chick really only suing for 50K? Well then she doesn’t deserve a penny. Because the fact of the matter is anytime you have “pain and suffering, disfigurement, humiliation and embarrassment.” you should be suing for more than 50K. This just sounds like a chick trying to make a quick buck if you ask me. She tried to go big and it cost her herthumb. Hey those are the breaks. It you want the ultimate/ Delilah’s Diamond G-String title you got to be willing to pay the ultimate price/lose a thumb.
PS – I love how the lawyer tries to say she’s not really a stripper but a circus performer or some shit like that. Ha. Got to love strippers. Just refusing to admit they are strippers even when they get their thumbs hacked off in a g string competition.