A jury trial has been set for November 11, 2008 in the civil lawsuit filed against World Wrestling Entertainment and The Sandman by wrestling fan Karlene Boutwell. As reported numerous times before, Boutwell alleges that Sandman committed assault and battery against her during his ring entrance coming through the crowd during a live August 8, 2006 broadcast of ECW on Sci Fi in Nashville, TN. Both sides are scheduled to provide witness lists and all materials pertaining to the case by October 28, 2008. Boutwell is seeking $100,000 in damages, claiming Sandman quote, “while bleeding from a self-imposed wound to his head, grabbed her, picked her up, and threw her, not only injuring her back and aggravating pre-existing injuries, but also exposing her to blood and humiliating her.” WWE continues to deny all claims and provided footage of Sandman’s entrance to Boutwell in attempt to get her to drop the lawsuit. The company also claimed they would not be liable for any “attack” since Sandman is an independent contractor and not an employee.
A memorial fund has been setup to offset the expenses of Brian Adams’ services. For those who would like to contribute, you can send donations to: Brian Adams Memorial and Family Fund, Bank of America, 4918 Anniston Circle, Tampa, FL 33647. Adams is scheduled to be laid to rest at a memorial service set for later this week. Toxicology results are scheduled to be released a few weeks from now.