A Tourette's-afflicted woman is suing her brother for kicking her out of a shiva service in 2007, but her brother claims she had to be ejected after saying "F--k the rabbi." Karen Feld filed a $110 million federal lawsuit against her brother—Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus boss Kenneth Feld—after her sibling allegedly had security guards beat her up and kick her out of the memorial for their deceased aunt.
Karen's lawyer told the Post that after a warm welcome from her brother at the service, she became overcome with grief and stepped out of the room with her toy poodle Campari. As she walked to the bathroom, three "large, aggressive men" allegedly dragged her down the hallway and threw her out of the building, leaving her with a concussion, fractured ribs, a torn earlobe and a broken elbow. According to court papers, Kenneth claims his sister was acting irrationally and was ejected after saying: "f--k the rabbi."
Now, Kenneth wants the rabbi—identified as Joshua Burrows—to testify in court about what he witnessed while sitting shiva. His attorney is attempting to keep him out of it. This isn't the first legal squabble involving the circus boss and his sister. In 1984, Karen reportedly sued her brother for $10 million after learning she had been written out of her father's will. She reportedly settled for less than $1 million.