Thumbs Down: Dancer Sues Delilah’s Over Severed Appendage

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The rule of thumb does not apply here.

No one ever said that stripping is easy, or for that matter a way to make a living that’s free from danger. And nothing demonstrates this better than a lawsuit filed last week by a woman who lost a thumb during rehearsals in the run-up to the ninth annual Delilah's Diamond G-String Competition last summer. The plaintiff, who the Daily News reports is seeking $50,000 in damages, had her thumb severed while practicing her routine for the competition because the metal aerial apparatus that she incorporated into her act had a sharp edge. Her lawyers claims the club and the apparatus’s maker were negligent in failing to properly test the equipment, and warn dancers of dangers it posed. [DN]