A woman is suing The Oprah Winfrey Show after she allegedly suffered serious injuries during a stampede to locate prime seats at the taping of the talk show.
Orit Greenberg claims she was pushed down a flight of stairs by other Oprah audience members as they rushed into Harpo Studios in Chicago in December 2006.
Greenberg, who filed her complaint in Cook County Circuit Court in Illinois on Wednesday, alleges she and an "excess number of patrons" assembled in a waiting room before the show, and were then told to enter the studio and sit "where they wanted."
At that point, she claims Winfrey's fans "rushed the gate" to the studio.
Greenberg accuses Winfrey's production company, Harpo, of failing to adequately control the crowd, reports Web site TMZ.com.
After suffering "severe and permanent injuries" from the incident, Greenberg is seeking over $50,000 for medical care and other damages from Harpo and The Oprah Winfrey Show.
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