HOUSTON – Twerking may be a novelty dance which could achieve the same staying power as The Y.M.C.A., The Macarena, and The Cupid Shuffle, but for Harris County resident Celia Yevenes, it forms the basis of her personal injury lawsuit against her employer.
Yevenes is suing Insight Vision Care, P.C. in the Harris County 80th District Court. Documents filed on Sept. 19 claim that the plaintiff was injured by a co-worker who attempted to Twerk at a social function last year hosted by the defendant.
Twerking is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “a type of dance in which an individual, usually a female, dances to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance.”
The original petition explains that the dancing co-worker, identified as Phatecia Wilson, “slammed into the plaintiff’s person in the process.” Yevenes was “thrown to the ground” and inflicted with injuries to her leg and knee, court papers say.
Wilson is not a party in the litigation.
Consequently, the complainant seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.
She is represented by Scott P. Armstrong and Megan C. Savage of the law firm Armstrong Lee Savage LLP in Houston.
Harris County 80th District Court Case No. 2018-65930