A$AP Mob, Sony Music Entertainment, and Fader Media Network are being sued in New York County Supreme Court by a stage manager who is claiming he was beat up during a 2011 FADER Fort show.
Anthony Montalbano, who works for Best Instrument Rental, the company hired by Fader Media for the event claims he was attacked by A$AB Mob. He says the group "shouted obscenities indicating their dissatisfaction with the microphones and damaged musical instruments and equipment that was on the stage."
According to Courthouse News, the band started breaking the sound equipment at one point. Montalbano says he was told by Fader Media Network to go save the equipment, but was not provided with security.
"Plaintiff was then grabbed by the defendants and continuously punched in the face and head for several minutes and said defendants hit plaintiff in the head with a microphone," the complaint states. "Plaintiff was covered in blood and sustained serious and lasting injuries, including but not limited to an open scalp wound, concussion, abrasions, lacerations and pain in his head, neck, back, knees and ribs."
Montalbano says three band members were charged with assault and that he needed 10 stitches to close a wound in his scalp.
He is seeking "compensatory and punitive damages for negligent hiring, emotional distress, assault and battery and negligence."