Alec Baldwin's wife is sued over a 'dangerous activity' in her yoga class
Charlotte Philby is a writer and reporter at The Independent, currently based on the news desk after six years on the Saturday magazine. She has been shortlisted for the 2013 Cudlipp award for excellence in popular journalism for an undercover investigative into a website offering students up to £15,000 in return for sex. She has also written for cultural magazines including Dazed & Confused and NYLON and contributed to several books, among them a biography of French street artist Blek Le Rat. A mother and born-and-bred Londoner, she spends most of her free time working on her first crime fiction novel.
Sunday 17 February 2013
Yoga is supposed to be about alleviating stress. But for two New Yorkers a class over the weekend had quite the opposite effect.
Instructor Hilaria Thomas, wife of actor Alec Baldwin, is being sued after a participant at her Manhattan yoga session claimed he was left emotionally and physically injured following an accident in her class.
The victim, Spencer Wolfe, a 32-year-old Yale PhD candidate and a Huffington Post blogger, claimed to have severely cut his foot after Ms Thomas allegedly instructed him to do a handstand against a wall and his foot went through a window.
The lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court stated the injury at the Yoga Vida centre was the result of Ms Thomas directing him “to perform a dangerous activity at a wall”.
Ms Thomas, 28, who has taught at Yoga Vida since 2005, has just announced she is pregnant. She is Mr Baldwin’s second wife. He was previously married to actress Kim Bassinger.
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