Suit claims singer beaned Shoreline concertgoer in the head with energy drink

Mosh pits at monster rock concerts can be dangerous, according to a lawsuit by a Monterey woman.

Nina Kooroshfar claims she was hit in the head by a canned energy drink after it was tossed from the stage by the lead singer of the All-American Rejects at last year's Van's Warped Tour at Shoreline Amphitheater.

Kooroshfar's forehead was permanently scarred by the resulting laceration, according to her lawsuit. Among others, she is suing Monster Beverage Co., the producer of the Warped tour, Live Nation, which owns Shoreline, and Tyson Ritter, the lead singer and bassist for the band.

Filed June 24, the lawsuit alleges that Monster Beverage and Hansen Natural Corp. instructed Ritter to throw large cans of the drink into the audience as promotion at the June 26, 2010, event.

Kooroshfar "did not reasonably expect the large drink to be thrown at her at the time and could not avoid being hit by the can thrown by Ritter," the suit states.

She was treated at the venue and received 12 stitches at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. The suit asks unspecified general and punitive damages for negligence, assault and battery.

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