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Woman Files $1.5 Million Suit After Being Hit in the Head with Drag Queen's Breasts

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The plaintiff claims she suffered cervical damage and headaches after a drag queen hit her in the head with her breasts at a Tampa-area Hamburger Mary's. 

A Denver-based woman filed a $1.5 million lawsuit against the restaurant chain Hamburger Mary's and a drag queen named Amanda D'Hod because she claims she suffered nerve and spinal damage from being repeatedly hit in the face with D'Hod's breasts during a show in Ybor City, Fla. in 2015.

The woman, 53-year-old Neldin Molina brought the suit last month after Hamburger Mary's insurance provider Tristar Risk Management said it would not cover her injuries, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Molina, who was unaware that Hamburger Mary's regularly put on raucous drag shows, says she joined friends there for a birthday celebration while visiting the Tampa area in May of 2015. While enjoying her plate of fish and chips, D'Hod attempted to engage Molina in the performance. When Molina failed to respond favorably to being pulled into the drag show, D'Hod's act got physical.

"Defendant Amanda D'Hod walks in front of the plaintiff Neldin Molina and unexpectedly grabs her head and wiggles her breast against plaintiff's face and head eight times and violently pounds the plaintiff's head against defendant's chest up to nine times," according to the suit.

The incident landed Molina in the hospital a few weeks later with "excruciating cervical pain and uncontrollable headaches," the suit alleges. She is suing for damages for "suffering physically and/or mentally," according to the suit, which Molina drew up herself and is the reason why D'Hod is named only by her stage name. Molina said she didn't know the performer's real name, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

"It's not a good thing for anyone to go up to someone and perform that way," Molina said. "There are a lot of people who have medical issues. I wasn't aware that this was going to happen."

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.
Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.