Ravers Allegedly Suffer Vision Loss After Swimming In Glowing Pool
A late-night, rave-like glowing pool party hosted in a Brooklyn warehouse… what could go wrong! According to a copy of a lawsuit obtained by the NY Post, what could and didgo wrong was that the pool at the Sunset Park party (hosted by Unicorn Meat NYC) was filled with glow-in-the-dark “water” which left two party attendees with “permanent” vision impairment.
The event—called Return to the Bubble Kingdom—took place on August 4th, and according to the Facebook page, was scheduled to run from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. VIP tickets cost around $90.
The two 19-year-old women, Rocio Marie Cabrera and Sarah Deodath of the Bronx, have now filed a lawsuit against the promoters as well as warehouse owner Atlantic Properties. It states that the organizers “dumped toxic chemicals into the large pool to alter ‘the color and/or reflective properties’ of the water,’” which led to the women ingesting and absorbing the “dangerous, hazardous and/or toxic chemicals.” Their lawyer, Keith Sullivan, called the pool a “chemical soup.” The suit states the women have been left with a “permanent reduction of visibility in both eyes.”
UPDATE: Another attendee at the party tells us that the pool was “the size of a typical backyard above-ground circular pool,” and that “no matter how screwed up you were, it was easy to see you shouldn’t go in that pool—it was filthy, the water was green, and it was leaking into the basement.” She added that the pool access was only for those with the $90 VIP tickets, “but I didn’t see any signs or security keeping regular ticket holders out.”