‘Fox & Friends’ Weekend Host Pete Hegseth Sued for Hitting Man With Axe on Live TV


Fox & Friends Weekend host and wannabe Trump Cabinet member Pete Hegseth now faces a lawsuit from the drummer he hit with an axe during a June 2015 Fox News segment, multiple outlets reported Thursday. When Hegseth attempted to throw the axe at a target, he overshot and struck Jeff Prosperie, a West Point drummer performing behind the structure. Prosperie on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Hegseth for being “negligent, wanton, reckless and careless [sic] in, among other things, throwing an axe in an area where he knew or should have known that pedestrians were present.” The drummer also claimed that he suffered “severe and serious personal injuries to his mind and body, some of which, upon information and belief, are permanent with permanent effects of pain, disability, disfigurement and loss of body function.” After he was struck, Prosperie posted on Facebook to express his outrage with the incident. “My leadership told me they were told there would be no axe throwing,” he wrote. “I think the anchor person went rogue and decided to throw it.”


SOURCE: The Daily Beast