Tracy Morgan’s Appearance at the Emmy Awards Angered Walmart Truck Driver’s Attorney
Not everyone was ecstatic about Tracy Morgan’s surprise appearance at the 2015 Emmy Awards.
The Microsoft Theater rose to its feet at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards when the 30 Rock star who was critically injured in a highway accident involving a Walmart tractor-trailer emerged onstage to present the final award of the evening.
Morgan reciprocated the love by thanking his industry colleagues for their support during his difficult time. “God bless all of you and your love and your prayers, positive thoughts over the past 15 months,” he said. “I suffered a dramatic brain injury that put me in a coma for eight days. When I finally regained consciousness, I was ecstatic to learn I wasn’t the one who messed up.”
Now it is being reported by The Wrap that the Walmart truck driver’s attorney, David J. Glassman, Esq., has penned a statement that advocates for his client’s “constitutional rights” in response to Morgan’s Emmys appearance.
The statement reads,
“This is exactly what happens when a prosecutor and a judge allow the victims to dictate what’s important and control the proceedings, Clearly the last thing on the mind of the Middlesex County prosecutor and the New Jersey Federal District Court Judge that permitted Morgan’s civil case to proceed was Mr. Ropers constitutional rights, including the right to have his guilt or innocence decided in a courtroom as opposed to an awards show.”
“While the violations of Mr. Roper’s rights continue unabated, clearly Mr. Morgan’s monetary reward has been realized and his personal as well as professional recovery is well underway.”