This time, a woman is suing Showtime and the MTA because a scary “Dexter” ad displayed between Grand Central Terminal steps made her fall and injure herself, according to DNA Info.
Ajanaffy Njewadda lost her husband, Sheik Ahmad Tejan Wadda, in the busy station last year. When she turned around to look for him, she was confronted by the plastic-covered face of (surprisingly) pleasant serial killer, Dexter. The creepy ad caused her to tumble down the stairs and suffer a broken ankle and concussion.
“It’s advertising gone amok,” her lawyer, Rehan Nazrali, told DNA Info.
It’s still better than Dexter’s signature move of wrapping you in plastic and cutting your cheek.
Mr. Nazrali originally contacted Showtime for a settlement but they refused, claiming the sign doesn’t scare tough New Yorkers.
“I remember that the conversation we had was that a Manhattan jury will not see this poster and placement as dangerous or scary. Essentially, New York jurors are sensible and that I may be laughed out of court,” Mr. Nazrali said to DNA Info. “I said. ‘Let’s see.’”