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How much did KHSD's chicken suit victim take home after legal fees?

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In June, attorney Nicholas Rowley donned this costume to make a point during closing arguments in the case of his client Mitch Carter versus the Kern High School District. Carter was roughed up while wearing the same chicken outfit at a 2010 BHS pep rally skit meant to mock Clovis West High School’s mascot.

Mitch Carter, the former Bakersfield High School senior who infamously donned a chicken costume during a 2010 pep rally and then got pummeled by his teammates, gave up almost half his $10.5 million settlement to pay legal fees, according to documents reviewed by The Californian.

The Kern High School District settled for $10,582,687 mid-trial Aug. 2, after a jury decided the district was liable for brain damage Carter sustained. Jurors hadn’t yet determined damages.

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