If you imagined that the DA’s decision to not prosecute Danny Bonaduce meant the end of the saga that begn with his on-stage encounter with Jonny Fairplay, think again: Jon “Jonny Fairplay” Dalton has decided to sue Bonaduce.
He’s also decided to sue the Fox Reality Channel, which sponsored the award ceremony; the production company, Natural 9 Entertainment; and the venue at which this took place, Boulevard3. “Instead of immediately calling an ambulance to care for [Fairplay] or taking other action, the defendants — the television channel, the producers and the owner of the venue hosting the event — did nothing,” his lawsuit claims. TMZ has the full document [PDF], and says that Dalton is claiming “battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence and negligent supervision.”
The lawsuit reads like great fiction, or at least a version of reality written by a soulless lawyer. It explains Fairplay’s behavior like this: “Mr. Dalton, in an effort to minimize the akwardness of Mr. Bonaduce’s unscripted interruption and unprovoked insults, playfully jumped into Mr. Bonaduce’s arms.”
Aw, poor baby; all he wanted was some love and instead he got his face smashed. The lawsuit does not mention the face humping or Dalton’s drunkenness. But as a result of both, he now wants monetary damages, asks for his expenses to be paid, and wants to be compensated for his earnings.