As the story goes, Spencer Wolff, a 32-year-old Yale literature PhD student, took one of Hilaria’s often-crowded afternoon $10 yoga classes (Yes, $10 yoga in New York City. Crazy!) When he attempted a handstand during class, the only space he could find was up against a wall. He lost his balance and fell into a window, shattering it and cutting his left leg and foot open in the process. He was immediately rushed to the ER, with one of his friends and Hilaria both accompanying him.
According to the NYPost, the suit alleges that Hilaria:
put students in a position of “extreme danger” by letting them “exceed a safe and/or maximum allowable number of persons.”
But another person who was in the class said that Hilaria had instructed the student that his handstand was not correct; people speculate it was Wolff’s form and decision to stand near the window that contributed to the accident. Another student in the class reportedly screamed “It’s your fault! It’s your fault!” at Hilaria following the incident.
I follow Hilaria on Twitter and I noticed she’s been retweeting messages of support, but I didn’t quite know why until I heard about this story. She’s pretty obviously grateful for the support she’s receiving there, but I have a feeling this situation will escalate. Wolff’s lawyer, Peter Weitz, said of his client:
He can’t flex the ankle and the foot points downward. He’s in a boot. He is worried whether he’ll be able to use his leg normally again — and right now it’s a waiting game.
It sounds like a sad, scary unfortunate situation for everyone: for Wolff, the other students in the room at the time, and for Hilaria herself. I’m sure she feels awful that something like this happened during one of her classes. What do you think about the lawsuit? Should she be held responsible for Wolff’s injury or should he take responsibility for his own accident?