Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines have been hit with a lawsuit after a visitor to their Magnolia Market property allegedly sustained a head injury.
San Antonio resident Nancy Brown says the incident occurred when she attempted to sit at an outdoor dining canopy. She alleges the steel rods that support the picnic tables are placed too low, which caused her to hit her head. Now, she is suing for present and future damages costing between $100,000 and $200,000.
According to the Waco Tribune, the lawsuit states that the “Plaintiff, while on defendant’s premises, suffered serious and permanent bodily injuries as a direct result of the dangerous condition created by the height and steel rods used for the canopies which are affixed to picnic tables located in an outdoor dining area on defendant’s premises.”
The lawsuit goes on to say that the steel rods are low hanging and concealed from view. Although the suit was filed in February, the actual accident occurred in June 2016. Now, Brown claims that she is still suffering aftereffects from that injury.
So far, no representatives from Magnolia Market have commented on the suit.
This is the second lawsuit related to the Magnolia Market in the past few months. In December, the store’s neighbor also filed a million-dollar lawsuit regarding the alley and gate attached to the Waco property. That suit is still pending.
Chip and Joanna Gaines are based out of Waco, Texas, and found fame through their HGTV series Fixer Upper. The success of that show has helped them to launch multiple projects, including The Magnolia Journal, the Magnolia House B&B and the Silos Baking Co. The success of their endeavors has brought thousands of new tourists to Waco’s silo district.