Baldwin, who recently announced she is pregnant, was teaching a class at Yoga Vida in New York City when the student, Spencer Wolff, fell out of Handstand and shattered a nearby window on Jan. 15. Glass from the window cut Wolff’s leg, and he was rushed to the hospital.
The lawsuit blamed Baldwin for negligence and said overcrowding contributed to the injury.
Wolff is a Ph.D. candidate at Yale University. His lawyer, Paul Weitz, told the New York Post, that the injury could turn out to be a permanent disability. “He can’t flex the ankle and the foot points downward. He’s in a boot,” Weitz said. “He is worried whether he’ll be able to use his leg normally again — and right now it’s a waiting game.”
A witness told the New York Daily News that Baldwin warned Wolff to be more careful, but he didn’t listen.
Hilaria Baldwin hasn’t released a statement, but Alec Baldwin responded to the allegations via Twitter (@ABFoundation) saying that the class was “IN NO WAY ‘dangerously crowded’ 42 in a class w room for 70.”
Have you ever been injured during yoga class? Do you think students who hurt themselves during clas should sue their teachers?