BRET MICHAELS Sues Producers For Broadcasting Tony Awards Accident

Date February 21, 2012 / 1268 reads

According to the New York Post, Bret Michaels claims the producers of the 2009 Tony Awards intentionally broadcast a stage mishap that nearly killed him in a bid to boost the show?s ratings.

Michaels yesterday filed papers charging CBS "could have prevented the footage... from airing via the standard seven-second broadcast delay."

But "the defendants took no such measures ? presumably because the incident would lead to greater publicity and ratings for the show," the Manhattan federal court filing says.

Bret is suing for up to $50 million ? says that beside his injuries, he suffered "humiliation when video of the incident immediately spread across the Internet."

Defense lawyers didn?t return requests for comment.