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Law Suits That Were So Ridiculous We Almost Didn’t Believe They Were True

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But This Wasn’t Hollywood’s First Rodeo

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In 1995, Patsy Ann Byers was shot in a robbery committed by Sarah Edmondson and Benjamin Darrus, and she was paralyzed from the neck down. She sued the pair in ’95, and the next year they added Oliver Stone and Warner Brother’s to the list of defendants, claiming that the distribution of “Natural Born Killers” is what caused the criminals to go on their crime spree. This ludicrous part of the claim was dropped from the case in 2001. The lesson? It’s NEVER Hollywood’s fault.

Save Me From Myself

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Credit: John Panella/Shutterstock.com

So there’s this thing called negligent security, and if you’re a victim that should have been under protection from some authority (a hospital, school, jail) that fails to provide you protection, you’ve got grounds for legal action. However, in 2002 a man named Edward Brewer raped a patient at the Providence Hospital and proceeded to sue them for $2 million, claiming that it was the hospital’s responsibility to stop him from raping the woman. The case was thrown out, obviously, but you gotta give the guy some creativity points for trying!

Too Haunted to Handle

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Credit: Kamira/Shutterstock.com

After visiting Universal Studios in 2000, a woman named Cleanthi Peters sued the theme park for $15k, claiming that the Halloween Horror Nights Haunted house was “too scary,” and caused her extreme fear, mental anguish, and emotional distress. Lady, people go into the haunted house because they WANT those things. This one’s on you, boo-boo.

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