I never considered yoga a dangerous sport, but you learn something new every day. Alec Baldwin's wife Hilaria Baldwin is being sued for a yoga accident that happened at her downtown Manhattan studio last month. No I did not say ice hockey, I said yoga. This is Hilaria Baldwin, after all. You can imagine how sardines-like one of her yoga classes would be, especially since she only charges $10 per person for this particular "Flow" class. But don't go racing down to Union Square so fast, as these classes sound more stressful than relaxing. When Spencer Wolf, a 32-year-old literature student, attempted a handstand in her class last month, the only space he could find was up against the wall. And when he went off balance, he accidentally fell against a window, shattering it and tearing his legs to shreds. He says it's all Hilaria's fault.
The suit alleges Thomas put students in a position of “extreme danger” by letting them “exceed a safe and/or maximum allowable number of persons.”
I always thought it was really cool that Hilaria, who is also pregnant now, continued to give her classes even after she got married to a big celebrity and basically became a celebrity herself. With all the crazies out there, I'd imagine she'd need some type of security detail to keep an eye on things while she was alone at her studio, especially since her husband is having his own issues with a stalker.
According to Wolf's lawsuit, Hilaria Baldwin had allowed way too many people into her yoga class, exceeding the legal safe limit, with only inches between each mat. When Wolf's handstand went wrong, his legs smacked against the window, shattering it and sending shards outside to the street, as well as tearing up his leg. People ran up from the street asking who was pushing out the windows, and someone in the studio reportedly yelled, "It's your fault, It's your fault!" to Hilaria, who was concerned enough to ride in the ambulance with Wolf to the hospital.
Now Wolf fears he's permanently disabled because of the accident, his foot is supposedly pointed forward and he's wearing a boot.
If Hilaria Thomas did in fact exceed students in that room she shares a part of the blame -- but you would think Wolf would have had the sense not to attempt a handstand near glass. I mean, it's mind OVER body, yoga people.
Do you think Hilaria is solely at fault here?
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