The Lane Train

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Woman Sues Victoria’s Secret For (No Joke) Getting Thong In Her Eye

Posted by thelanetrain on June 19, 2008

This story started out innocent enough. Last night as my insomnia was wearing off watching Late Night with Conan O’Brien, he made a joke in the monologue about some woman suing Victoria’s secret because she got part of the thong in her eye (to which Conan replied, “In a related news item, a woman is suing Lens Crafters for getting her bifocals stuck in her cooch.”). Haha, what a funny story, we’ll probably never hear this again, right? Wrong!

On The Today Show this morning, the woman, 52-year-old Macrida Patterson and her lawyer (LAWYER?!) sat for an interview with Meredith Viera (who seems to be getting a ton of crazy interviews this week) to discuss the whole fiasco and what legal course of action they will take or has been taken. According to the interview (and confirmed via The Smoking Gun), a decorative metal piece on the “v-string” thong flung loose and hit the woman in the eye, scratching her cornea and causing damage that will be “affecting her for the rest of her life.” Harsh! Moreover, they are suing the company in L.A. Superior Court. However, when asked by Viera how much money they hope to claim, Patterson’s lawyer replied:

“It’s not about the money, it’s about recognizing a design flaw and making sure they know how dangerous it is to the consumer.”

Really? I have a better idea. Why not tell your 52-year-old client to grow the fuck up and not buy skimpy underwear? Nobody wants to see her in a thong anyway, especially since she’s a traffic cop. Then again, she could take her money and invest it here if she really, really, really, wants to wear one.

On second thought, she better stick to these.


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