Miguel sued for kicking woman at 2013 Billboard Music Awards

One woman involved in the singer's botched stagedive is now taking legal action

Miguel is being sued for an incident that happened at the Billboard Music Awards two years ago.

During the 2013 awards ceremony, the singer jumped between two parts of the stage mid-performance. Fans were stood in between the two platforms and Miguel landed short of the other side, and on two female audience members’ heads.

Now, Vulture reports, one of the women is taking legal action against Miguel and the MGM Grand – the venue where the ceremony took place. Cindy Tsai claims she “took the brunt” of the kick from Miguel’s trailing leg and is asking for damages to cover her medical bills and lost wages, as well as the pain and suffering she says she endured.

The other woman involved in the incident was reported to have suffered brain damage but has not taken legal action as yet.

Miguel practised his botched stagedive twice in rehearsal, according to the singer’s representative at the time. TMZ reports sources connected to the Billboard Music Awards who claim that the show’s executive producer Don Mischer personally spoke to the singer after rehearsals and told him not to attempt the leap during the live programme.

However, Miguel’s spokesman has denied the claim. He said: “The reports claiming that Miguel was warned by producers not to jump are completely false.” The US gossip website reports that producers asked when he was going to attempt the jump to make sure cameras were in the right position to catch the action.