Limp Bizkit vocalist Fred Durst settled a $5 million lawsuit filed by a young woman who was hit in the face with a microphone he threw to the side of the stage. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
Lighting technician Connie Paulson contended that Durst threw a microphone at her with “no provocation” and with “disregard,” knocking a tooth out, breaking her nose, and causing two black eyes after the band’s Birmingham, Alabama appearance on the Anger Management Tour in 2000.
Allegedly in a “fit of rage” Durst hurled the microphone towards the side of the stage as Paulson was disassembling lights after the show. Paulson contended in the suit she will need future plastic surgery.
Durst felt bad about the whole incident, never denied it happened, and even went to the hospital to check on Paulson.