Prior Design is in a war of words with the Hotel de Paris over damaged caused to one of their Audi R8s.

Prior Design is in a war of words with the Hotel de Paris over damaged caused to one of their Audi R8s.

According to Prior Design, the company was staying at the hotel on April 17th and Prior Design Managing Director Andreas Belzek told hotel staff not to drive his car. However, the hotel has a standing policy that prevents owners from parking their own vehicles so his "polite request" was declined and a hotel employee got into the driver's seat.

Unfortunately, when this happened the employee "suffered a herniated vertebral disk and could no longer step out of the car without help." As a result, approximately six police officers and eight paramedics “stormed” the vehicle and caused "severe trails of damage" to the car's interior which features Nappa leather, Alcantara upholstery and carbon fiber trim.

Prior Design say the damage costs roughly €10,000 ($13,650 / £8,103) and the hotel has declined liability for the damage despite the fact that the "sportscar was handed over to a hotel staff at the time of the damage."

This raises some interesting issues so who do you think is to blame?

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