Here’s the latest legal action — at least the third in four months — involving the star of a reality show allegedly roughing up someone on the set. There was that slap fight on Lifetime’s Dance Moms, and the guy on Spike TV‘s Bar Rescue who went after a Vegas doctor. This time an extra on Spike’s World’s Worst Tenants is claiming assault and battery and negligence. Joshua Frager says he broke his collarbone after being shoved by series star Todd Howard, an ex-Marine who on the show is a “professional evictor, which is like a bouncer who stands guard at rental properties instead of nightclubs.” In his suit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court (read it here), Frager names as defendants Viacom International, America’s Finest Television Corp, Zoo Production, Stevens and others (Spike is not among them). The plaintiff says that in January 2013, he was an extra in a Season 2 episode of Worst Tenants that was filming at Mount Waterman near Pasadena. Frager says he “was asked by Defendants through their agents/employees to fake a fall. Plaintiff is not a trained stunt person. During filming, the star of the show Howard forcefully pushed Plaintiff backwards to trigger the fall and as a result Plaintiff fell down the slope of the mountain on which the filming was taking place breaking his collar bone, injuring his arm and suffering other injuries to his person including soft-tissue injuries, bruising and lacerations.” He wants unspecified damages and a jury trial. Frager is represented by Dennis Riley and Rena Kreitenberg of LA’s Melissa Riley & Kreitenberg.
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