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Tell me it ain't so, Jerry Springer

Here's one for the I coulda-told-ya-so category. Maybe it should be filed under the "No kidding" category, too.

Today's Courthouse News service gives us this little tidbit:

"In State Court in Chicago, a man who appeared on the Jerry Springer Show filed suit against another guest who assaulted him onstage. The show and its production company were also named as defendants."

As you may remember, this isn't the first time that Jerry's been sued. But, that lawsuit over the death of a woman (who admitted on the show that she had secretly remarried and was killed by her ex-husband immediately after the show aired) was later dropped.

I don't know. Call me silly. If you're a contestant (not the right word, I know) nee guest, on Jerry's show, I think there's a high likelihood you are going to be punched. Or called names. Or booed.

Kinda goes with the territory. In the law, we call it "assumption of the risk."

Of course, Jerry wouldn't have it any other way.

Posted by J. Craig Williams on Tuesday, November 04, 2003


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