I guess I gave away the story in the headline, didn't I? Bret just filed a $50 million lawsuit against award bosses and CBS network executives for neglecting to censor an accident during the 2009 Tony awards when a piece of staging bonked him on the head. Bret says the incident caused him "pain and humiliation."
Basically, it comes down to the seven second delay... and Bret thinks that the producers and executives in charge could have bleeped the accident from the live broadcast, but didn't block it for personal (ratings) gains.
“(CBS officials) could have prevented the footage… from airing via the standard seven-second broadcast delay. The defendants took no such measures – presumably because the incident could lead to greater publicity and ratings for the show.”
The bolding is mine.
You might remember that Bret tried to sue the Tony Awards once before. Last year he lawyered up, arguing that the Tony Awards accident (and thus the people in charge of the show) were responsible for the 2010 brain hemorrhage he sustained several months after the show. Who knows where this one will go... but one thing is for sure, Bret isn't giving up his grudge against the Tony Awards anytime soon.
What do you think about this?