Parachute jumper Jeb Corliss who attempted to jump off the Empire State Building in April of 2006, has filed a law suit for $30 Million against the Empire State Building Company, accusing the building’s agents of defaming his character, unlawfully imprisoning him on the observation deck and causing him emotional distress and lost income. None of which would have occurred had he not engaged in an activity clearly not permitted, solely for his own personal gain.
Security members grabbed onto him after he scaled the fence designed to keep people from jumping from their property.
Mr. Corliss wore a disguise and concealed his parachute, and has vowed to now only jump off landmarks and buildings after obtaining permission. So he was well aware his actions were not permitted and that the fence and security personnel were in place, and likely to take any action, to prevent him from engaging in such a stunt. To sue and accuse the security guards of doing something 'wrong', when they were doing their job and he was doing something wrong makes Jeb Corliss just a big jerk.