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Frederick 'Toots' Hibbert, Reggae Star, Sues Virginia Groups After Bottle Injury

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GULF SHORES, AL - MAY 17: Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals performs during the 2013 Hangout Music Festival on May 17, 2013 in Gulf Shores, Alabama. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images) | Getty

RICHMOND, Va. -- Grammy-winning reggae musician Frederick "Toots" Hibbert is suing several organizations after he was injured during a May concert in Richmond.

Hibbert has filed the $20 million lawsuit in Richmond Circuit Court against Venture Richmond and Metropolitan Richmond Sports Backers Inc.

The suit also names security-provider Regional Marketing Concepts Inc. and another company that provided concessions for the concert.

The leader of Toots and the Maytals was struck in the head with a tossed vodka bottle while he performed on Brown's Island in the James River. After suffering a deep head cut, Hibbert canceled the remaining dates on his tour and returned to Jamaica.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports ( that Venture Richmond objected on Monday to the allegation of negligence, saying the teen charged is solely responsible.


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch,

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