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Told to Get Custard Pie Insurance
Updated: Fri, Apr 06 10:40 AM EDT
(Reuters) - Circus clowns were told on Thursday to take out custard
pie insurance against the risk of being sued by spectators who fail
to see the joke.
"With an increasingly litigation-crazy public... the ethics and
legal implications of 'splatting' and 'sloshing' are expected to be
hotly debated under the Big Top," Clowns International said in a
statement from its annual convention.
Although no clown has yet been sued by the recipient of a
face-full of custard pie, the organization fears it may be just a
matter of time.
Martin "Zippo" Burton, the group's honorary vice-president, said
only fellow clowns and celebrities should be chosen, a white-faced
clown must never be hit, and careful judgement should be used to
ensure that those targeted were not