Christina Grimmie’s Family Files Lawsuit Against Orlando Venue, AEG Live Over Her Death
According to Billboard, the 22-year-old singer’s family also names The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Plaza Foundation, which owns the Plaza Live Venue where Grimmie was killed, and the security company working the event in the suit that was filed on Tuesday (Dec. 20, 2016). Grimmie’s mother and brother allege wrongful death and negligent infliction of emotional distress caused by Christina’s passing. They also claim that the defendants “failed to take adequate security measures to ensure the safety of the performers and the attendees at the concert venue.”
Kevin Loibl, the man who fatally shot Grimmie, entered the performance venue with two 9mm Glock handguns, two full magazines and a large hunting knife. The lawsuit states the concert hall only ran “superficial bag checks” on attendees rather than using metal detectors or performing full body pat downs.
Grimmie was shot three times by Loibl before he was subdued by her brother, Mark. Loibl later committed suicide.
Grimmie’s family requests a recovery of future support that the singer would have provided to their family, which is her projected income after taxes had she lived to normal life expectancy, and asks that any medical and funeral expenses are paid. Read more details about the lawsuit over on Billboard.