Miguel inviting lawsuit over fan’s injury
LAS VEGAS, NV MAY 19: Singer Miguel performs onstage during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 19, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)(Photo11: KUSA)LOS ANGELES (AP) The woman who was kicked by Miguel during a Billboard Music Awards performance continues to suffer cognitive difficulties and has yet to receive any assistance from the R singer nearly a month after the incident, her attorney said.
Doctors continue to evaluate Khyati Shah’s injuries, but the exchange student from New Zealand has memory loss issues and has been unable to sit for final exams, attorney Vip Bhola said in an interview Thursday.
He said despite efforts to find out more about rehearsals for M omega watches iguel’s performance and seek help for his client, representatives for the singer and the awards show are practically daring him to sue.
Miguel’s representatives have said Miguel is concerned for Shah’s well being and reached out to Bhola to see if they could help.
Bhola said while he’s talked with Miguel’s attorney, no assistance for his client’s medical bills or other expenses have been offered.
The lawyer said Shah, 21, went to the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas and was excited at the prospec omega watches t of seeing Miguel.
Shah later appeared alongside Miguel in a televised interview holding an ice bag on her elbow, a move that Bhola said was offensive.
“They didn’t rush her to the hospital,” Bhola said. “Instead they rushed a camera to her and an ice pack” and took advantage of a “star struck, dazed and injured person.”
Producers of the Billboard Music Awards declined comment.
“Khyati’s wellbeing has been and continues to be of the utmost concern to Miguel,” the singer’s spokeswoman wrote in a statement released earlier this month.
“She was a fan of Miguel and she’s dumbfounded at how she’s been treated,” Bhola said.
“She had hoped they would truly care about her rather than merely caring about themselves and some imaginary lawsuit they are defending against,” he said.
Shah is studying for dual degrees in politics and philosophy at UCLA. Bhola said she had plan omega watches ned to return to New Zealand for the summer, but her travel will likely be delayed while she continues to undergo treatment and testing for her memory and language issues. He said she has trouble finding words and als omega watches o has difficulty typing text messages without them turning out garbled.
“The doctors really are in the driver’s seat in this situation, not the lawyers,” he said. “Once we have that information, we’ll be able to make legal evaluations.”.