Dolly Parton sued after Dollywood visitor claims she was left with 'brain damage'

A couple are reportedly demanding $475,000 in damages over the alleged accident

Ella Alexander
Tuesday 23 December 2014 12:11 GMT

Dolly Parton is allegedly facing legal action after two Dollywood visitors claim that a ride they went on ended with serious injury.

Tedi and Derryl Brown claim in a lawsuit that when they went on the Waltzing Swinger ride that Tedi slipped from the seat and that she fell head first onto the concrete 10-feet below. She is said to have ‘life-changing injuries’, according to TMZ.

The couple from Tennessee allege that the park failed to take appropriate precautions for the wet weather and that the Waltzing Swinger ride was therefore dangerous. They are demanding $475,000 in damages.

“Out of respect for the process and as a matter of practice, Dollywood does not comment on pending litigation,” a spokesperson for Dollywood told the Daily Mail. “We look forward to this issue being resolved and anticipate commenting at that time.”

A spokesperson for Parton could not be reached when approached for comment by The Independent.

Dollywood in Great Smoky Mountains first opened in 1986, and is home to an amusement and water adventure park, as well as resort and cabins.

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