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Las Vegas hypnotist sued after tourist claims he was injured during show

Updated February 11, 2021 - 2:37 pm

An Arizona tourist claims he was injured while under hypnosis at the Marc Savard Comedy Hypnosis Show in 2019.

Kevin Casselbury, of Scottsdale, Arizona, has filed a lawsuit against Savard, his company, the V Theater Group and Miracle Mile Shops, where he performs, saying they should be held accountable for the injury.

The complaint claims that Savard “failed to warn Mr. Casselbury that an unreasonably dangerous condition existed” inside the theater.

Casselbury participated in the show on Feb. 10, 2019, was placed under hypnosis and suffered injuries, resulting in medical care and treatment costs of more than $47,000, according to the complaint.

It does not say how Casselbury was injured but claims that the staff was responsible.

Planet Hollywood Resort, the show’s production company and others also are named in the lawsuit, filed last week in Clark County District Court.

“Defendants negligently failed to control, supervise and maintain the premises inside the theater … which resulted in Mr. Casselbury’s injuries,” Casselbury’s attorney, Leila Hale, wrote in the complaint.

Hale did not respond to requests for comment for this story, and a Planet Hollywood spokeswoman declined to comment, citing pending litigation.

Representatives for Savard and Miracle Mile Shops did not respond to requests for comment.

Contact Briana Erickson at berickson@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5244. Follow @ByBrianaE on Twitter.

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