Alec Baldwin's wife, yoga teacher Hilaria Thomas, is being sued by a man who allegedly suffered severe foot and leg injuries during one of her yoga classes in downtown Manhattan, reports the NY Post.
Spencer Wolff, 32, claims he lost his balance doing a handstand during Thomas' class at Yoga Vida on Jan. 15, causing his left leg and foot to go crashing through a window. A huge piece of jagged glass cut into Wolff's leg below the left knee, cutting it in five different places.
Wolff, a Yale Law school alum and blogger at the Huffington Post, claims his leg would not have gone through the window had Hilaria's class not been dangerously crowded. According to his lawsuit, Thomas put her entire yoga class in "extreme danger" because she allowed it to “exceed a safe and/or maximum allowable number of persons.” Wolff claims there was only an inch or two between yoga mats in the overcrowded studio.
Hilaria's yoga classes have skyrocketed in popularity since the 28-year-old brunette beauty married actor Alec Baldwin in June 2012. Thomas is now pregnant. Baldwin, 54, has credited Hilaria for helping him lose 30 pounds and ward off diabetes.
Wolff's injury could become a permanent disability, says his lawyer, Paul Weitz. “He can’t flex the ankle and the foot points downward. He’s in a boot,” says Weitz. “He is worried whether he’ll be able to use his leg normally again — and right now it’s a waiting game."
Meanwhile, a rep for the Baldwins says the injury was Wolff's fault. "It's unfortunate [Wolff] was injured but the only one that was responsible was him," says the rep.
A friend of Thomas says Wolff's injury was due to his poor technique, and that he did the handstand despite Hilaria's warning that he was doing it wrong. Wolff says he's an experienced yoga practitioner who had taken Hilaria's classes before.
Thomas has been teaching yoga since 2005 and charges $10 per class.