Caitlyn Jenner Sues Paparazzi Alleging They Had a Role in Fatal Car Crash
Caitlyn Jenner has filed a lawsuit against a group of photographers she alleges had a role in her involvement in a fatal car accident that left one woman dead.
In court documents obtained by People, Jenner accuses the photographers, labeled “Stalker Defendants,” of “harassing [her] throughout the day up through the time of the accident.”
The legal filing alleges the paparazzi were following Jenner too close in their vehicles and driving recklessly in trying to get photos. It read, “As a direct consequence and result of this stalking, harassing and distracting conduct, [Jenner] was visually distracted, and the negligence and reckless conduct of the Stalker Defendants did contribute to the cause of an accident where seconds and split seconds mattered.”
The accident occurred in February 2015 on L.A.’s Pacific Coast Highway. A woman, Jessica Steindorff, had stopped abruptly on the road, causing the woman following her, Kim Howe, to slam on her brakes. Jenner was behind Howe and rear-ended her, causing Howe’s car to swerve into oncoming traffic. Howe was killed.
According to People, Jenner is asking that the accused parties be held at least partially responsible for any liability Jenner ensues, and that they bear the financial responsibility of any damages and legal proceedings that occurred as a result of the accident.