Reggae band leader Frederick “Toots” Hibbert has settled a lawsuit he filed against the organisers of an outdoor festival in Richmond, Virginia, after he was struck on the head with a vodka bottle in 2013.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that news of the settlement comes after attorneys for Hibbert and Venture Richmond, the organiser of the Dominion Riverrock festival, both asked a judge to dismiss the lawsuit last month.
None of the parties involved would disclose details of the settlement.
The 73-year-old leader of Toots and the Maytals had filed a $20 million (Dh73 million) lawsuit in 2014, accusing Venture Richmond of negligence in planning security and alcoholic beverage sales.
William Connor Lewis received a six-month jail sentence for throwing the bottle. Hibbert’s attorneys said Hibbert received a concussion and was left with an altered personality.