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Golden Globes: Peter Dinklage cites Martin Henderson case

January 16, 2012 |  6:00 am

Peter Dinklage

Peter Dinklage won a Golden Globe on Sunday for his work on "Game of Thrones," but at the end of his acceptance speech he cited someone with no connection to the HBO fantasy epic.

"I want to mention a gentleman I'm thinking about in England," the actor told viewers just before walking offstage. "Martin Henderson. Google him."

Dinklage -- a dwarf who stands 4 feet 5 -- was referring to the case of Henderson, a British dwarf who was left partially paralyzed after allegedly being attacked outside a Somerset bar in October.

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Henderson was celebrating his birthday with friends when he was picked up and thrown by an as-yet unknown assailant outside a pub, according to news reports. A hospital scan later showed nerve damage in his spine, and Henderson says he has trouble walking now.

Henderson believes the attack was inspired by the case of Mike Tindall, a U.K. rugby star who was fined by authorities for a reportedly wild night of carousing -- including a dwarf-tossing performance -- at a nightclub last year. 

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Photo: Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage has taken up the case of Martin Henderson, who was allegedly attacked outside a British bar last fall. Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

 

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