Jim Gaffigan just hit a stroke of bad luck. Jim, who’s favorite thing to joke about is his family life, consisting of his five children and wife, ran into an interesting situation after his daughter accidentally struck a man named James Kent with a soccer ball.
Reportedly, Mr. James Kent was working with Gaffigan in a TV commercial shoot in 2016 when Gaffigan’s 11-year-old daughter kicked a soccer ball which hit him right in the head.
The advertisement in which he was hurt, was for the Chrysler Pacifica in Montclair, New Jersey. According to the lawsuit, Gaffigan’s daughter injured him so bad that he was left unable to work.
Mr. Kent is laying the blame on Martin Granger, the director of the advertisement, as well as Gaffigan, whom he claims were supposed to watch the 11-year-old.
Kent named the two men in the suit as well as the production company, Moxie Pictures. However, the amount of damages he’s seeking is currently unreleased to the public.
This is just another problem for Mr. Gaffigan, who once claimed that raising kids was a “thankless job with ridiculous hours, but at least the pay sucks.”
A neighbor claimed that Kent was already injured before he got hit with the ball, and he’s merely trying to get money out of the situation, considering Mr. Gaffigan is successful following the release of his Netflix specials. Representatives speaking on behalf of both Gaffigan and Moxie Pictures didn’t respond to an inquiry.
However, sources close to the set explained that the situation is “overblown,” and the accuser is “wasting his time” because “no judge will side with someone who was hit with a soccer ball by an 11-year-old girl. “Mr. Kent should walk it off,” the source added.