CULVER CITY — A Los Angeles woman is suing lingerie-maker Victoria's Secret, claiming she was injured by one of the company's defective thongs.
Macrida Patterson, 52, says she was attempting to try on the thong when a decorative metallic piece flew off the garment and struck her in the eye.
Patterson says Victoria's Secret is at fault for the injury she received last month because the product was “defective.”
Patterson's attorney, Jason Buccat, chalked the problem up to a “design error.”
The garment in question is called the “low-rise v-string” from the Victoria's Secret Sexy Little Thing line.
Patterson said the defective underwear caused her permanent corneal damage, and that she had to miss several days of work to get it treated.
Her attorney said the injury will affect Patterson for the rest of her life.
Victoria's Secret requested to examine the underwear that caused the injury, but Patterson's attorney denied the request.