08 May 2009
Goldie launches compensation bid over spiral fracture
Rapper Goldie is seeking a payout after he sustained a spiral fracture while practising waterskiing for a TV show.
The 43-year-old, who is also a DJ and actor, is seeking damages of up to £300,000 for the injuries he suffered, according to reports in the Mirror.
He was involved in Channel 4 programme The Games when the accident occurred in March 2006.
Goldie, whose real name is Clifford Price, got his foot entangled in a tow rope handle, causing him to fall in an awkward manner.
He is taking legal action against British Waterski Federation and John Battleday Waterski. In addition, he is suing programme makers Endemol.
He says his injury was caused by negligence, breach of contract, breach of statutory duty and breach of equipment regulations.
Producing more than 5,000 hours of output a year, Endemol is an independent producing firm and its brands include Brighter Picures, Zeppotron and Cheetah Television.