Monday, June 23, 2008

Woman sues Victoria's Secret claiming thong injury

A woman who says she was hurt by her thong panties when a metal clip flew off and hit her in the eye has sued Victoria's Secret, saying in a TV interview on Thursday that the injury caused her "excruciating pain."

Macrida Patterson, a 52-year-old Los Angeles traffic officer, told NBC's "Today" show that she suffered cuts to her cornea from the small piece of metal that had been used to secure a rhinestone heart onto the blue thong.

"I was putting on my underwear from Victoria's Secret and the metal popped in my eye. It happened really quickly. I was in excruciating pain. I screamed. That's what happened," Patterson told NBC.

A spokeswoman for Victoria's Secret, which is operated by Limited Brands Inc, could not immediately be reached for comment.



Hmmmm.....
If I was the spokeswoman for Victoria's Secret I would have released the following statement:

"On behalf of Victoria's Secret we'd like to apologize to everyone who knows Ms. Patterson, and to anyone who might have seen her in a thong. It was a gross misjudgement on the part of our sales staff that led them to assume she knew how to properly put on underwear, and that she would also buy age-appropriate underwear. In addition, we're still laughing our thong-encased butts off when we think about her thong hitting her in the eye!"

9 comments:

Natalie said...

I saw the interview of this lady. All I can say is eeeeuuuu!! ( I don't know how to spell eeeuuu!!)

Harbison Family said...

She probally bought a size too small, and had to stretch the panties beyond their normal stretch. She just needs to be PROUD to be a big woman, and buy the right size, which does not exist at victoria's secret, maybe Lane Bryants.

Lonna said...

I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. Ugh and Ewww.

Bryan said...

I see things totally different. I applaud her effort to bring this injustice to the public. I have the right to try on thongs without worry of injury. Victoria secret should be ashamed! I also believe that these articles of clothing should have instructions and specifically state what gender they are designed for. I personally have suffered from this lack of thought. I wore a thong on a recent 3 day 40 mile hike in extreme heat and humidity. I bought the said thong thinking that less is better with all the heat and moisture. You know, chaffing. Well I wasn't aware of how these were supposed to be worn. Apparently I wore it backwards. After several high voiced arguments with the cashier she finally told me that they weren't made for men. Needless to say I was extremely embarrassed. I left the store so quick that I broke a heel on my high pumps.

The Morris's said...

I have heard that before about thong underwear. With as many people that wear the thong underwear I bet a lot of them have gone through the same situation. I once went to a home making lesson on the correct bra to wear. Maybe she needs to go to a meeting that shows the best size of thongs to wear....

Bryan said...

Heidi, I am frightened that you had a homemaking meeting about bra's. But I am down right terrified of the possibility of what you say that "many" people wear thongs.

Corinne said...

LOL! How funny! I would have been too embarrassed to have done an interview on a NATIONAL TV show, or even to sue really. It must have hurt really bad.

Here's a funny story for ya. One on my twins walked in on me getting dressed. She had the misfortune of seeing me in a thong and commented that my "panties were broken". Ha Ha, I love my kids.

Kirsten Bloomfield said...

Why you don't have a job with "Vickis" is beyond me. That was an excellent press release.

Lonna said...

Lisa, 2 comments really....
1. Love the festive 4th of July background. I applaude your need to celebrate the season.
2. I seem to recall a certain gold thong.... OK, we used it as a hairband, but even so, you did buy it???!!!