Rocker Don Henley Being Sued

Monday, October 16th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Don Henley is being sued by a fan who claims he beaned her on the forehead with a maraca during one of his concerts.

Mary Ann Haley, 43, who describes herself as a longtime Henley fan, says the former Eagles rocker hit her with the rattling instrument after she stood to take a photograph during his Oct. 4 concert in North Little Rock.

In her lawsuit filed Friday in state court, Haley claims Henley then pointed at her and made other gestures when announcing that he would appreciate no more flash photography.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.

``These affronts, coupled with her physical injury, caused highly unpleasant mental reactions including fright, horror, disappointment, chagrin, worry, disgrace, embarrassment, indignity, ridicule, grief, shame, humiliation, anger and outrage,'' the lawsuit says.

Haley has sent a copy of her complaint to Pulaski County Prosecutor Larry Jegley, who said it was unlikely he would investigate.

``That's not the silliest thing I've heard this year, but it's definitely in the top 10,'' Jegley said.