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Jim Gaffigan Sued After Daughter's Soccer Ball Hits Guy

They were filming a commercial at the time
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 24, 2018 10:50 AM CDT
Jim Gaffigan introduces a performance at the Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 28, 2018, in New York.   (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – A Queens man working on a TV commercial shoot with Jim Gaffigan in 2016 says he was left unable to work after the comedian's daughter hit him in the head with a soccer ball. James Kent is now suing Gaffigan and others involved in the shoot for unspecified damages, Page Six reports. According to Kent's suit, neither Gaffigan nor the director of the Chrysler Pacifica commercial was watching Marre Gaffigan, then 11, when she kicked the ball. Kent says it left him "severely" injured. But a neighbor tells Page Six Kent was already injured when the ball hit him, and a source close to the set tells Celebrity Insider the suit is "overblown." (Read more lawsuit stories.)

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