Elizabeth Dickson, a 28-year-old model, is suing Playboy, along with a popular radio host, after a photo shoot ended in assault with a golf club.
According to reports, the model was invited to work at the Playboy Golf Finals in March 2012. At one point in the day, Dickson was asked to pose for a picture with Kevin Klein, co-host of the Playboy Morning Show, but it wasn’t just a normal picture. Dickson was asked to lie on her stomach with her buttocks partially exposed so that Klein could place a golf tee in between and make it look as if he was about to hit a ball off. Unbeknownst to Dickson, the pose wasn’t just pretend, and when Klein took a swing at the ball, he wound up nailing her in one of her buttocks, leaving her with a massive welt.
Now, Dickson has filed a $500,000 lawsuit against Playboy Enterprises and Klein for damages, claiming battery and negligence. Dickson says that as a result of the incident, she has suffered bodily injury, lost earnings, had expensive medical treatment, and dealt with the extra burden of severe anxiety.
“[Dickson] sustained severe bodily injuries, a portion of which are permanent,” says the lawsuit.
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Dickson claims that she gave no consent for the radio host to actually hit the ball off the tee that was between her buttocks. Playboy has yet to comment on the lawsuit.