'Hold Your Wee' Civil Trial Set To Begin
August 10, 2009 at 5:28 AM (PT)
Close to two-and-a-half years after the "Hold Your Wee For A Wii" contest that rocked ENTERCOM Top 40 KDND (107.9 THE END)/SACRAMENTO, one woman who took part says the contest left her with "a fear of water, and that she can no longer listen to the radio," reports THE SACRAMENTO BEE. The reports says another contestant says "she has gained 60 pounds and suffers from irrational mood swings." A third worries about her own mortality, "like I am destined to die young, maybe at my own hand."
A civil trial is about to begin from the JANUARY 2007 contest (NET NEWS 1/16/2007) that claimed the life of JENNIFER STRANGE, a 28-year-old mother of three, who died after drinking excessive amounts of water during the contest to win a NINTENDO Wii.
Three of STRANGE's fellow contestants sued ENTERCOM for emotional distress, and the broadcaster sought mental exams and questioned why their alleged problems after STRANGE's death "magically changed" and began "affecting their ability to drink water, impacting their families, causing sleeplessness and generalized anxiety, and depression," writes THE BEE.