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'Fox & Friends' Co-Host Sued Over 'Wanton, Reckless' Axe-Throwing Incident

TheWrap logo TheWrap 6/13/2018 Tim Kenneally
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"Fox & Friends" co-host Pete Hegseth was way off target with an axe-throwing stunt, according to a lawsuit filed by a man who says he was injured in a 2015 incident.

In the suit, filed Tuesday in New York Supreme Court, Jeff Prosperie says he was injured during the June 2015 incident, during which Hegseth "negligently attempted to throw an axe at a 'target'" during an episode of "Fox & Friends."

According to the suit, the target "was negligently placed in an area which put pedestrians and other individuals, including the Plaintiff, in the path of peril."

As a result, the suit says, Prosperie sustained "severe and serious personal injuries to his mind and body, some of which, upon information and belief, are permanent with permanent effects of pain, disability, disfigurement and loss of body function." Prosperie's suit says that he was also "caused to expend and become obligated for diverse sums of money for the purpose of obtaining medical care and/or cure in an effort to alleviate the suffering and ills sustained as a result of this accident."

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.

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