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A 52-year-old US woman has filed suit against Victoria's Secret claiming that an attempt to spice up her underwear drawer ended in corneal trauma after a "decorative metallic piece" flew off an example of the lingerie giant's "Sexy Little Thing" low-rise v-string as she was slipping into the come-hither apparel and gave her an …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Bah its just media Hype. Americans are just now starting to catch up to those fat brits.

  2. RKP

    Not so fat

    Just watched the video that Les found, and she ain't so fat. I am still, like others, curious as to how a wardrobe malfunction of this type can get her in the eye?

  3. Anonymous Coward
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    @AC. RE: NSFW - Oh nooooo!!

    Ew ew ew ewwwwwwwwww!!!

    How I wish I had been blinded by a flying thong now too...

  4. Big Pete

    As an Aussie

    I can't see how you could wear thongs like those on your feet, you'd trip over.

    Better to go with a pair of these

    it's the one with the rubber footwear in the pocket.

  5. Peter Holgate

    Bad Attitudes

    Most of you must be under 25 to send in the types of comments that you have done;

    Women in their 50's can be sexy.

    I am english, live in england and there are more FAT, UGLY women in england than in America - i lived there for 10 years!

    I'm not condoning this stupid woman suing, or defending her in anyway - i hate traffic wardens as much as the next person,

  6. Glenn Charles
    IT Angle

    just so you know...

    that's pronounced "sexy little thang"...


  7. Solomon Grundy

    Interview with the "Victim"

    Here's an interview with the woman who was injured by the thong:

    As you can see, she should not be wearing a thong. This incident is entirely her fault - sort of like swallowing broken glass and not expecting it to cut up your gut.

  8. Anonymous Coward

    @Andy - "World's Most Obese Nation"

    The difference between an American woman and a Brit is that the Limey lass is 33% bigger and several shades paler...

  9. Solomon Grundy
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    @"World's Most Obese Nation"

    The difference between an American woman and a Brit is that the Limey lass is 33% bigger and several shades paler...

    Plus the Limey chick has bad teeth.

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    You left out 10 times hotter and the American women actually owns a tooth brush. Dental Hygiene is not a four letter word

  11. Tim

    I blame victoria's secret..

    ... they shouldn't make these to fit large women. Its offensive. I'm an obese bloke and I wear shorts that fit. Why would anyone want a bit of string riding up their ass anyway?

  12. Mark

    ... which eye is she talking about?

    The jap eye.

  13. tony trolle

    a few 50+

    there are some very nice 50+ women in the states some natual some plastic. Where the 'El reg photographer.

  14. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    please don't wear that thong, that thong tha thong thong thong

    She was struggling to get her 3 sizes too small underwear on and stumbled.

    She began to look at her Primark undies and thought hmm, here is a chance to fake an accident and sue! But wait! I need to go for a bigger company with a reputation to protect- who cares if it makes me look stupid and creepy! (sexy granny?)

    Thus, her target switched to Victoria's Secret. Had to go and buy some then..

    Woah! What luck! Even better that this pair have a piece of metal on them!!

    Seriously, this is like the guy suing McDonalds for spilling hot coffee on himself.

    I hope this gets threw out, and the woman is shamed. (more)

    For one thing, paying to treat a scratched eyeball is usually not necessary (i bet she was faking/exaggerating) and if it is, it's not expensive.

    If she gets compensation I hope it only enough to cover her freakin eye drops /steroids.

    Things get wear and tear. Why should a random company be reponsible for freak accidents that you cause yourself, or the fact someone's eyeball is somehow next to their underwear as they put them on? Presumably she was thrashing them around some for the thing to go flying off, and on top of all that it's her fault that her reflexes are so bad that she didn't close her eyelid before she was hit square in the cornea.?

  15. Anonymous Coward

    @ ac who @ac-ed @ 21:08

    I think you meant to say that America has more plastic surgeons, (approx 40 million times more than the UK) and a weird obsession with bleach.

    In fact....are you using the wrong bleach on your teeth?

    Because... you aware that bleaching teeth is not like using bleach in the bathroom? It does not clean them.

    Toothbrushes and toothpaste clean teeth, and their natural coloUr is not bright luminous white.

    If you brushed your teeth 5 times a day but didn't bleach them, did you know that they will soon 'turn British'

    OMG! Yes it's true. How can this be? Well, if your ego allows, perhaps you can experiment by not bleaching your teeth for a while. You will gain some knowledge about the human body, most importantly about what good hygiene can and cannot do.


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