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Gwen Stefani has found herself in a messy situation.

The former “The Voice” coach and girlfriend of Blake Shelton is being sued by a woman who claims to have gotten injured while attending one of the pop star’s concerts.


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According to the The Charlotte Observer, the plaintiff, Lisa Stricklin, attended Gwen’s Charlotte, North Carolina, show at the PNC Music Pavilion on July 23, 2016.

It was at that show that Gwen allegedly encouraged concertgoers who were sitting in the lawn area to make their way toward the stage and, “Just fill in anywhere you like! Who cares about your lawn chairs? You can get new ones,” she allegedly said.

Gwen’s announcement reportedly came after she noticed empty seats in the front of the venue, and created a “stampede rush” of patrons, who trampled Lisa while she was celebrating her birthday with friends in the reserved seating section.

The suit, which Lisa, filed against Gwen and concert promoter Live Nation on July 7, states that Gwen later returned to the microphone to tell fans she “got in so much trouble for telling you guys to come up here,” and encouraged them to “move out of the fire lane, or else I’m dead,” the Observer reports.

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Lisa, who claims to have suffered “severe physical injuries, including but not limited to a broken tibia in one of her legs,” is seeking a total of $150,000 in damages from Gwen and Live Nation, as well as unspecified punitive damages from Gwen.

According to Rolling Stone, Live Nation “does not comment on pending or ongoing litigation.”

Blake Shelton’s love Gwen Stefani finds herself in the middle of a lawsuit Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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