Henley Sued Over Maraca Mishap

ByABC News
October 19, 2000, 2:24 PM

October 16 -- Don Henley is being sued by a fan who claims that she was smacked on her forehead with a maraca by the ex-Eagle during a concert.

According to The Associated Press, Mary Ann Haley, 43, says Henley hit her with the instrument when she attempted to snap a photo of the singer at his Oct. 4 performance in Little Rock, Ark.

In a lawsuit filed Friday in Arkansas State Court, Haley states that Henley also gestured in her direction while announcing that he'd appreciate no more flash photography. She is seeking unspecified damages.

A maraca may not appear to be a dangerous assault weapon, but Haley certainly doesn't think that the incident is one of Henley's greatest hits. If fact, the lawsuit states that the percussive pummeling caused "highly unpleasant mental reactions, including fright, horror, disappointment, chagrin, worry, disgrace, embarrassment, indignity, ridicule, grief, shame, humiliation, anger, and outrage."

Haley also sent a complaint to Pulaski County Prosecutor Larry Jegley, who says that he isn't likely to pursue the case. "That's not the silliest thing I've heard this year," he tells the AP, "but it's definitely in the top 10."