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  • Details of Sugarland Singer Jennifer Nettles' Deposition Revealed

    Wed, 18 Apr 2012 10:03:06

    Details of Sugarland Singer Jennifer Nettles' Deposition Revealed - She discussed the stage tragedy at the Indiana State Fair

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    Singer Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland fame provided a taped deposition to attorneys involved in several lawsuits, and said she was never asked to delay the band's show at the Indiana State Fair, where the band's stage collapsed and killed seven people, injuring many others, due to a gust of wind and an act of nature. She said that if asked, the band would have complied with the request.

    The dep was taped on Thursday (April 12) in West Virginia. Nettles said, "We're invited to come into a place and play. It's not our place. I don't feel it's my responsibility, or my management's responsibility, to evacuate the fans in the case of danger. Do I care about their safety? Absolutely."

    CNN reports that the fair's executive director says she twice sent the show's promoter to talk to Sugarland in an effort to delay the show. The band reportedly said it wanted to go on as planned, twice. There is also speculation that the band had access to information about the weather but didn't want to delay the show.

    A Sugarland spokesperson told CNN, "We're not sure what these lawyers think they're accomplishing by leaking selectively edited portions of the transcripts, but we don't think it's fooling anyone -- and it sure isn't bringing any truth or clarity to last summer's tragedy."

    What do you think about this legal mess?

    —Katie Sheehan
    04.18.12



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