16
Jun
2013

Attorney Says Miguel Has Not Offered to Pay Leg Drop Victim: ‘She’s Dumbfounded At How She’s Been Treated’

Written by thejasminebrand in Blog

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Things aren’t looking good for Miguel and Khyati Shah, the woman who was kicked during a Billboard Music Awards performance continues. The quick and dirty is the 21-year-old woman went to the BMA’s in Las Vegas and was excited at the prospect of seeing Miguel. The singer-songwriter leaped from one stage to another while singing his hit “Adorn,” catching his leg on the back of Shah’s head and slamming it into the platform. She later appeared alongside Miguel in a televised interview holding an ice bag on her elbow. So what’s the latest? According to her attorney, she continues to suffer cognitive difficulties and has yet to receive any assistance from the R&B singer nearly a month after the incident. Doctors continue to evaluate Khyati’s injuries, but the exchange student from New Zealand has memory loss issues and has been unable to sit for final exams.

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Her attorney claims that despite efforts to find out more about rehearsals for Miguel’s performance and seek help for his client, representatives for the singer and the awards show are practically daring him to sue. Miguel’s camp has said Miguel is concerned for Shah’s well-being and reached out to the victim to see if they could help. Khyati’s attorney says while he’s talked with Miguel’s attorney, no assistance for his client’s medical bills or other expenses have been offered. He explained:

They didn’t rush her to the hospital. Instead they rushed a camera to her and an ice pack

and took advantage of a

star-struck, dazed and injured person. She was a fan of Miguel and she’s dumbfounded at how she’s been treated. She had hoped they would truly care about her rather than merely caring about themselves and some imaginary lawsuit they are defending against.

Producers of the Billboard Music Awards declined comment. Khyati is studying for dual-degrees in politics and philosophy at UCLA. Reportedly, she had planned to return to New Zealand for the summer, but her travel will likely be delayed while she continues to undergo treatment and testing for her memory and language issues.

[Associated Press]