Jury sides with 1980s pop star Rick Springfield in lawsuit
SYRACUSE, New York (AP) — A jury has ruled that 1980s pop star Rick Springfield didn’t injure a woman at a concert a decade ago.
The New York state Supreme Court jury reached its verdict Friday.
The singer known for his 1981 hit “Jessie’s Girl” was sued by 45-year-old Vicki Calcagno. She says she suffered serious injuries when Springfield fell into her during a 2004 concert at the New York State Fair. She said Springfield’s buttocks hit her head, causing lasting injuries.
Springfield testified he didn’t fall on Calcagno. He says he is relieved by the verdict.
His lawyer said in closing arguments there were no witnesses, photos or video to support Calcagno’s claim.
Calcagno sued in 2007, and there was an earlier mistrial in 2013.