Bartender blames it on the alcohol and Jamie Foxx

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Bartender blames it on the alcohol and Jamie Foxx

Wed Apr 22, 2009 @ 03:41PM PST

By Eriq Gardner

Jamie-Foxx-Posters Is Jamie Foxx to blame for the world having one less brain surgeon?

William Pressler was an undergraduate student in neuroscience who took a job as a bartender at China Grill to make some extra cash. Pressler claims that two years ago, the restaurant hosted an after-hours party for Foxx during his "Unpredictable Tour." The event featured an Ice Bar, built upon a slippery "hydro-table."

It doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out what happened next.

Foxx's allegedly inebriated guests started dropping their drinks, scattering broken glass across the floor. Pressler says he warned others about the hazard but was instructed to keep working. He slipped on the ice and broken glass allegedly sliced halfway through the side of his left hand, causing nerve damage. Bad news for a future neurosurgeon.

Now Pressler is suing Foxx and the other parties responsible for the party, saying he has been forced to abandon his promising career.

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