Actor Sues Nintendo For Donkey Kong L.A. Zoo Event Last Year
To celebrate the launch of Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D last year, Nintendo organized an event at Los Angeles Zoo, where an actor was hired to wear the Donkey Kong costume.
However, in an interesting turn of events, the hired actor named as Parker Mills has filed a lawsuit against Nintendo claiming that he was denied any breaks and was not provided with ice pack, so that he can cool himself down while talking to the people.
He claims that due to this reason, he suffered an aortic dissection and had to undergo a surgery, so that a permanent heart defibrillator can be planted.
The suit was filed by attorneys of Parker Mills on Monday in L.A. Country Superior Court. It claims that the company’s ambassador, who was responsible to escort Mills and take care of him, failed in his tasks and couldn’t provide the proper oversight.
The event in question took place on May 24, 2013, where people were allowed to take pictures with the Donkey Kong character at the L.A. Zoo.
Some serious allegations have been made by the attorneys on Nintendo, and we will see what kind of response the gaming giant will come up with in return.
As for now, this is all we have to share regarding this news, but we will keep you updated as the situation develops.