There are plenty of lawsuits in rock history, but some are less garden variety than others.
One such lawsuit was filed by a fan against Rod Stewart on this day (November 13) in 1990, and it’s certainly a doozy. In honor of this odd anniversary here are four of our favorite strange lawsuits in rock history.
Patricia Boughton vs. Rod Stewart
Boughton attended a show of Stewart’s in 1989 at the then Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston, Mich. During Stewart’s show when he traditionally kicks a soccer ball into the crowd, the ball hit Boughton’s hand that allegedly resulted in a ruptured tendon in her middle finger. She sued Stewart for $75K with one of her claims being “loss of companionship”. Boughton’s then-husband said the injury posed difficulty for them to “get into sexual activity.” The suit was later settled for $17K.