Have you ever considered the possibility of getting sued for not being able to dance? That’s the reality now facing James Graeber, who allegedly flung a hedge fund employee right off of a dance floor at a New Jersey wedding. The New York Post reports:
An Upper West Side woman is suing a rowdy reveler who drunkenly clobbered her on the dance floor at his sister’s reception last year.
Christine Mancision said she was grooving after dinner at the Hyatt Morristown in New Jersey when, “all of a sudden, I turn and I’m grabbed by this really tall individual.”
“I had no idea who he was. And he grabbed my arm and spun me around to dance with me and then just flung me off to the side of the dance floor, and I went flying to the floor,” the petite 27-year-old recalled.
Turn around, bright eyes
Every now and then I fall apart
Turn around, bright eyes
F***in every now and then I fall apart
And I need you now tonight
I f***in need you more than ever.
In related news, people who can dance do not go to weddings in New Jersey.
Mancision suffered a broken wrist and is suing James Graeber. But she’s also suing the Hyatt, for reasons passing understanding.
Details and updates after the jump.
Christine Mancision blames the Hyatt for continuing to serve Gaeber when he was already drunk:
Her lawyer, Kyle Watters, said, “I think the Hyatt owes an obligation to its guests . . . to not fuel the fire of intoxication by pouring alcohol down the throat of an intoxicated patron.”
Surely, this (stupid) “don’t make drunk people more drunk” rule has to be suspended at weddings, right? Pouring alcohol down the throat of intoxicated people is the point of a wedding reception. How the hell else was I supposed to deal with my sister-in-law? Talking? A game of hide-and-go-freaking-seek? You don’t even know.
Our friends at Dealbreaker have this advice for Mancision:
… if you can’t take the moves, get off the dance floor. This is what people do. Yeah, Graeber was likely drunk but guess what? The spin and the fling is probably his go-to move regardless. The booze just added a little get up and go to his delivery.
In fact, how do we even know that Graeber was all that drunk? Maybe he was dancing, spun Mancision around, got a good look at her, and tried to quickly … spin away? You can’t fault Graeber for making a quick and authoritative judgment, can you?
Educational Update: One of our awesome commenters pointed out Christine Mancision’s LinkedIn profile. Under her educational experience, we find this damning evidence:
Christine Mancision’s Education
* Gettysburg College: 2000 — 2004
* Activities and Societies: Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, Dance Ensemble
Meanwhile, another commenter pointed out this comment on the New York Post:
I was at the wedding. I saw him spinning her on the floor and the subsequent fall. The article fails to mention how drunk she was. So much so that the paramedics mentioned their concern over it. I hope I get the opportunity to testify to that fact. What a joke.
Can you say: contributory negligence? I think Christine is in serious danger of botching James Graeber’s “mancision.”
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