Alec Baldwin's wife is sued over a 'dangerous activity' in her yoga class
Charlotte Philby is a writer at The Independent with a weekly column on motherhood in The Independent Magazine. She was shortlisted for the 2013 Cudlipp award for excellence in popular journalism for her undercover investigative work, and writes for various cultural magazines.
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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