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Circus family trial erupts into profane fight

Circus family trial erupts into profane fight

The dramatic feud between the scions of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus has erupted into profanity-filled shouting in a federal courthouse.
Karen Feld is suing her brother, circus CEO Kenneth Feld, for $110 million over a confrontation with his security guards at their aunt's 2007 memorial service.
Karen Feld stormed out of a Washington courtroom Tuesday after defense lawyer Matthew Kirkland repeatedly called her "Mrs. Feld," which the never-married plaintiff said she found disrespectful. Kirtland later told the judge that Karen Feld confronted him and her brother in the hallway, swore at him and lunged at him.
U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle responded by posting a security officer in the courtroom and ordering plaintiff and defense teams to leave court separately to avoid another confrontation.


Updated : 2021-06-18 09:55 GMT+08:00