Fox News Sued Over 2015 Ax Demo Incident [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports:

He’s not willing to bury the hatchet after getting whacked by an ax on “Fox & Friends.” Jeff Prosperie filed a negligence lawsuit in Manhattan Tuesday after he was injured during the blade tossing TV stunt back on June 14, 2015. The Orange County resident was performing as a West Point drummer for the segment celebrating Flag Day when “Fox & Friends” host Peter Hegseth hurled an ax at a nearby target, but missed, the lawsuit states. Previously released cell phone video captured by a witness showed the blade somersaulting through the air and sailing over the target – and Prosperie jumping and clutching his arm.

The Wrap reports:

According to the suit, the target “was negligently placed in an area which put pedestrians and other individuals, including the Plaintiff, in the path of peril.” The suit further says that Hegseth was “negligent, wanton, reckless and careless in, among other things, throwing an axe in an area where he knew or should have known that pedestrians were present.” As a result, the suit says, Prosperie sustained “severe and serious personal injuries to his mind and body, some of which, upon information and belief, are permanent with permanent effects of pain, disability, disfigurement and loss of body function.”

The suit names Hegseth, Fox News, and the show’s producers among the defendants.