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Thumbs Down: Dancer Sues Delilah’s Over Severed Appendage

The rule of thumb does not apply here.

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]

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