Lawsuit filed against CNN over anchor outburst, biting

08/04/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

New York – A CNN anchor is accused of getting into a drunken altercation with two people who were attempting to provide her with medical assistance at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. As reported by The Wrap, a lawsuit has been filed against CNN America in connection with the incident in which correspondent Arwa Damon stands accused of making threats to Charles Simons and Tracy Lamar, biting one of them during the incident.

Simons and Lamar claim in the lawsuit filed on Monday in New York Supreme Court that Damon was intoxicated and became “unruly and violent” while they were working to help her. They are seeking $1 million in damages.

According to the lawsuit, Lamar “suffered severe and permanent personal injuries, including a bite to the left forearm, injury to the knees, elbows and other parts of the body; fear of infection from a human bite which is highly infectious; cosmetic deformity; pain and suffering; mental anguish and distress; emotional injuries; and plaintiff has been otherwise damaged.”

Damon and CNN Productions have also been named as defendants in the lawsuit.

This report is provided by Justice News Flash – New York Legal News

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