Skrillex ordered to pay $1.6 million to fan allegedly injured in stage dive incident

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Skrillex ordered to pay $1.6 million to fan allegedly injured in stage dive incidentSkrille Stage

Someone was obviously not ready for the ruffneck bass.

After a long legal battle with a fan named Jennifer Fraissl, Skrillex has been ordered to pay the 31-year-old $1.6 million in damages, stemming from a lawsuit filed in 2014 after Fraissl claims to have suffered an injury at a Skrillex show in 2012 at The Belasco in Los Angeles. Fraissl claims the OWSLA head honcho leaped off stage and on top of her, causing her to have a seizure a few days after the incident.

As a result, a jury awarded Fraissl a whopping $4.5 million dollars. Skrillex was found to be 35% responsible for the injury. His touring company, Lost Boys, will also have to come out of pocket to the tune of $1.8 million. The Belasco isn’t off the hook either — the venue owes nearly $450,000 to the plaintiff. Fraissl was found 15% responsible, so she will not collect the entire sum owed.

In a statement following the ruling, Skrillex noted that while he is disappointed in the ruling, his fans and their safety and enjoyment remains his first priority. Says Skrillex,

“There is nothing more important to me than my fans and their safety at my shows — I want them to have fun and enjoy the music.”

The “Agen Wida” producer’s attorney, Barry Thompson told TMZ, “Ms. Fraissl’s active international travel schedule since her stroke seems unlikely for someone who suffered the type of mental and physical damages she and her attorney claimed.” You can see a video of the stage dive incident that caused the alleged injury below.