The former Survivor star says he's suffered "mental, physical and nervous pain"

By Marla Lehner
Updated October 09, 2007 08:10 PM
Credit: Kevin Winter; Alberto Rodriguez/Fox/Getty(2)

Reality star Jonny Fairplay is suing another reality star – Danny Bonaduce – for battery and infliction of emotional distress for tossing him during an awards show last week.

The suit stems from the pair’s confrontation onstage during the FOX Reality Really Channel awards. Fairplay, 33, was being jeered by the audience when Bonaduce, 48, came out and said into the microphone, “They’re booing because they hate you.”

A moment later, Fairplay (real name: Jon Dalton) jumped into the arms of Bonaduce, who tossed the former Survivor star over his head.

Fairplay landed on his face, and lost several teeth.

Police investigated the incident and declined to press charges, calling Bonaduce’s actions “self-defense.”

But on Tuesday, Fairplay filed the lawsuit against the former Partridge Family star, as well as FOX reality channel, the show’s producers and the club venue where the event took place.

Fairplay claims that the incident has caused him “great mental, physical and nervous pain and suffering.” He is suing for an undisclosed amount of “general damages.”