BET has been having a hard time deflecting the struggle lawsuits from their award shows as of late, and once again, they are being served with court documents.
During the 2012 Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta, a man who goes by the name of “Big Suge” says he stepped on a nail which cause him to compromise his gangsta and fall over, to writhe in pain.
Naturally, he’s alleging that becoming a millionaire will make all his troubles go away.
BET is getting sued by a guy who says he got screwed — and not in a good way — at the network’s 2012 Hip Hop Awards show, claiming he suffered 2 horrible injuries while attending the ceremony … TMZ has learned.
Frank Haward Taylor Jr. says he was at the Atlanta Civic Center for the awards when he stepped on a large screw or bolt that was dangerously sticking up from the floor … inflicting a painful puncture wound on his left foot.
In the lawsuit, Taylor says the pain was so excruciating he fell to the floor and wound up badly banging up his left shoulder too.
Taylor — who according to the docs also goes by “Big Suge” — says he suffered pain, humiliation, and fright — so, he’s suing BET and the city of Atlanta for $5 million.
Just last month, a man sued BET after he was shot in the leg during an after party at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards.
And transgender reporter B. Scott sued the longstanding network for discrimination after producers made he/she change their clothes into something more masculine appropriate. Scott eventually lost the lawsuit, however.