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01/04/2007 07:59 AM ID: 59323 Permalink   

Singer Sues Hilton Hotels For $6 Million Over Bedbug Bites

 

Soprano Alison Trainer, an opera singer, is suing Hilton Hotels Corporation. She is asking for $6 million for the 150 bedbug bites she allegedly suffered during a six night stay at Phoenix's Hilton Suites.

The singer noticed the itchiness and saw blood on the sheets but was unaware of it's cause according to her attorney. The plaintiffs say they presented "brutally conclusive proof" that the room was infested to hotel staff.

The lawsuit claims that the experience has left the singer "afraid to sleep in a bed" and caused her to lose weight and become unhappy with her appearance. Her attorney said, "She looks like a piece of wood that has been attacked by termites."

 
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  17 Comments
  
  Right!  
 
She probably put it there herself, six million dollars!? Oh brother give me a break. New schemes, new cons...
 
  by: zmethod     01/04/2007 11:19 AM     
  not worth it  
 
Even though that company has a ton of money I still don't see how you can sue for $6 million. If I was sleeping in a hotel and waking up everyday itching and bleeding I would go to a doctor. You can just sit around and wait for something you dont understand to stop happening. Either way, she should get compensation, just nothing like $6 million.
 
  by: confed   01/04/2007 04:00 PM     
  I dunno...  
 
she's "afraid to sleep in a bed". I always joked that if I were to file a frivolous lawsuit, that I would claim to be afraid of whatever I was suing over. Going to work, eating food, walking, something stupid. Sleeping in a bed works too, I suppose.
 
  by: erasedgod   01/04/2007 04:44 PM     
  Here's a hint:  
 
Get over yourself you pretentious little bitch!
 
  by: ChaoticVengeance     01/04/2007 04:51 PM     
  Did you all miss the bit where  
 
"She looks like a piece of wood that has been attacked by termites." How much is that worth?
 
  by: ixuzus     01/04/2007 10:40 PM     
  Bed bugs  
 
have become a world-wide problem. Thanks to international travel, they are showing up everywhere.
 
  by: Lurker     01/04/2007 10:58 PM     
  sorry bad lol  
 
opera singer 5 thousand dollars a show(guesstimating)
staying at hiltons 200 a night
looking like a piece of wood that has been attacked by termites PRICELESS OR 6 MILLION DOLLARS
sorry i couldn't resist but i agree bedbugs are becoming a huge problem everywhere but 6millon dollars law suit a little much i think
 
  by: wolfie568   01/04/2007 11:04 PM     
  @ixuzus  
 
"Did you all miss the bit where 'She looks like a piece of wood that has been attacked by termites.'"

Nope, did you miss the bit where "Her attorney said..."? If a doctor would have said it, sure, but her attorney is hardly an objective source.
 
  by: erasedgod   01/04/2007 11:09 PM     
  Good Lord  
 
The judges & the media need to make a huge statement about these absoultly ridiculas claims, any claim brought to court such as spilling hot coffee on yourself & suing Mcdonalds for 25 millions, not only sshould be thrown out instantly but because you wasted peoples time they should pay. And for these cases if she wasn't making dumb alligations and suing for maybe a couple hundred - couple thousand fine if the request is reasonable.
 
  by: CriticalCone   01/05/2007 12:19 AM     
  Makes you think....  
 
A lawsuit for that ammount is silly.
But makes you wonder about sleeping in hotel/motel beds. I've read that after a normal mattress life, it gains 50% in wieght due to dead skin cells and dust mites filtering into it. Hotels only wash the sheets daily. How often do they wash the bedspreads? How many people have had sex ON TOP of the covers? Knowing that you are sleeping on to of a mattress that tousands of people have sweated on is enough to make you think about bringing your own inflatable mattress and bedding......
 
  by: SkullyXXL   01/05/2007 11:14 AM     
  They werent bed bugs...  
 
They were crabs from Paris! LAWL...ew
 
  by: DarkWave     01/05/2007 02:05 PM     
  @ Skully and LOL @ darkwave  
 
Haha good one dark.

As for the hotel beds and sheets...

My ex used to have a family member who worked at the hotels and she mentioned that the blankets were washed once a month.

Now with that knowledge, you can draw your own conclusions :)

I totally CAN believe there were nasty bugs in there, but suing for 6 million is a little too much.
 
  by: Chainzsaw   01/05/2007 07:25 PM     
  @everyone  
 
arent hilton hotels spose to be like delux
bedbugs are kind of thing you expect to
catch at the 5 buck a nite hooker hotel down the road from a brofel not at the hilton.let me ask how many of you have had bed bug bites?
your all probley thinking bed bugs from the fairly tale that your mommys used to tell you.
http://www.smh.com.au/...
http://www.dph.sf.ca.us/...
6 million isnt that bad i was reading about anothere lady who wanted 27million for bedbug bites
 
  by: stonedwookie   01/07/2007 12:16 AM     
  opps  
 
one of my links was broken
heres the one about the 27million dollar lady.
http://www.smh.com.au/...
 
  by: stonedwookie   01/07/2007 12:18 AM     
  Good luck  
 
unless a group of people steps up with the same problem, including s guest in the same room night before ect. this is a mcdonalds coffee dream!
 
  by: zortona   01/07/2007 03:54 PM     
  lol  
 
bedbugs are common in most hotels, along with other unsatisfactory substance and living organisms. Homes proves the worst case. Justifiable for a lawsuit but 6 million is just ridiculous.
 
  by: thedevilsmachine   01/07/2007 10:25 PM     
  Hate to say it, but...  
 
... they'll probably still settle out of court for a 4 digit number at the least.
 
  by: theironboard     01/07/2007 10:37 PM     
 
 
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