Bruce Jenner Sued For Wrongful Death In Malibu Car Crash — REPORT
As you may recall, back in February, Bruce Jenner was involved in a fatal car crash that took the life of a 69-year-old woman named Kim Howe. Now, Jenner is reportedly being sued for wrongful death by Howe's two adult stepchildren. Dana Redmond and William Howe claim Jenner was "careless and negligent" when his car slammed into their stepmother's on the Pacific Coast Highway. Bustle has reached out to Jenner's rep for comment, but has not yet heard back.
According to E! Online, the L.A. County Sheriffs Department confirmed Jenner was behind the wheel of a Cadillac Escalade when the accident occurred. Per TMZ, law enforcement sources say a video of the crash shows Jenner is at fault for not paying attention. According to the Associated Press, the six-page lawsuit also states that Howe's stepchildren have "suffered enormous damages" and the crash has caused them and other loved ones "great losses." However, the lawsuit does not state how much they are seeking financially.
According to TMZ, Howe's stepchildren didn't have a relationship with her, which might make the lawsuit difficult to win. The site also reports that Howe had no other living relatives. The lawsuit will reportedly be sent to the L.A. County D.A., but TMZ believes it to be "unlikely prosecutors will file."
Despite the lawsuit, the car crash investigation being conducted by the L.A. County Sheriff's Department is still ongoing. The Associated Press reports Jenner has not been charged.
After the car crash, Jenner released a statement to Us Weekly, which read,
My heartfelt and deepest sympathies go out to the family and loved ones, and to all of those who were involved or injured in this terrible accident. It is a devastating tragedy and I cannot pretend to imagine what this family is going through at this time. I am praying for them. I will continue to cooperate in every way possible.
Editor’s Note: Per Jenner’s stated preference, Bustle will continue referring to Jenner using he/his pronouns for the time being. We will follow his lead and make any changes to this policy as needed in the future.