Skip to comments.In wake of tragedy, lawyers step in: Colorado shooting survivor plans suit, says publicist
Posted on 07/25/2012 4:10:13 PM PDT by QT3.14
Torrence Brown Jr., one of the Aurora movie shooting survivors, is planning on suing the theater, confirmed his family's publicist on Wednesday. "We're going to make sure whoever is accountable is going to take responsibility for this tragedy," Cassandra Williams of Wet PR said. She said that Brown, who was friends with 18-year-old AJ Boik, one of the shooting victims, is handling the criticism his suit has sparked. "We know it goes with the territory, so he's fine," Williams said. She added that Brown, 18, is seeking therapy and is emotionally distraught after the shooting.
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More to follow is a fact.
Barracuda already circling.....
The only possible suit I could see is if the theater disallowed C&C permit holders to carry in the building and then I would think you would need to be permit holder and in the building at the time of the shooting to have standing.
Sue them for prohibiting CCW holders from exercising their legal and constitutional right of self-defense.
I hope a judge or jury tells him to go pound sand.
Mort Zuckerman owns the news. Lautenberg has extensive holdings. Both have friends and relatives with substantial holdings of all kind.
I suggested some enterprising young legal team would undoubtedly be searching for connections between Cinemark Holding and all the senior active partners who can be stripped to their skivies in court ~ so it would be logical for some of them to squawk first and blame somebody else.
Other news media have gotten into the same game ~ including the crowd who own shares in the Washington Post ~ and they, too, have sought to blame others for the Aurora shootings.
Note that Torrence was not shot. I say he and his family and their publicist need to go jump in a lake. “Something bad happened to other people ... give me money!” Bleep that.
The theater management selected the locking/door closure mechanism for their benefit (to keep people from slipping in to beat paying for tickets), and to let people get out. They totally ignored audience safety!
is seeking therapy
I hope she finds it.
He sued: (1) the shooter's doctors, for prescribing him antidepressant drugs and not adequatley monitoring him (a dubious claim); (2) the theater, for not adequately guarding the exit door the shooter came in through (also pretty dubious); and (3) (I'm not kidding, but I wish I was) the movie studio for releasing an "ultra-violent movie" that attracted a psychotic shooter (an absolutely frivolous claim that should get the lawyer sanctioned).
Anyhow, he apparently found a lawyer.
Reading the article before posting would answer your question.
Wondered about that also. Geez! Needs one for the upcoming book, tv appearances, lecture tour and product endorsements? /sarc
Like maybe the shooter? What are they going to take, the balance of his government funded grant, our tax money?
I hear the resale value of Hyundai is good.
He should sue on the grounds that because law abiding citizens were prohibited from carrying guns into the theater, the theater implicitly guaranteed their safety.
Obviously they failed to take even reasonable precautions to guarantee the safety of the movie goers.
THIS could be the first of hundreds of cases all across the US which begins to shift the blame to those who prevent us from carrying.
(hahah that would have been a hoot!)
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