Chips Chain and Convention Center Sued
Roanoke, VA - Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips LLC and Roanoke Civic Center Auditorium are being sued by contestants, audience members, judges and hosts of the 2007 Stepfanie Kramer Look-Alike Contest.
The contest ended in shambles due to an uncontrolled sewage leak and an appearance by Loretta Swit.
The winner would have been spokeswoman for Treacher's for the upcoming year. The flailing chain has been a long-time sponsor of the prestige event, providing catering and cash incentives to the community.
Host Bob Saget has been discharged from Western State Mental Hospital and is now being treated privately. He's named in several of the suits.
"We're pretty sure one incident is tied to the other," said Roanoke police chief Barry Derryterry. "Swit's known to leave a mess in her wake, but we've had the darndest time finding her."
A citywide search of Portapotties and public bathrooms with so-called "glory holes" has proven unsuccessful.
Actress Stepfanie Kramer has released this statement:
"I have never been connected to this pageant and wouldn't set foot in Roanoke, Virginia unless the streets were paved with gold and donkeys shit Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey ice cream. "
A motions hearing is scheduled in Roanoke federal counrt for November 12.