Walmart Blames Tracy Morgan For Not Wearing Seatbelt in Crash

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Walmart is now turning the blame on Tracy Morgan not wearing a seat belt during the car accident that took the life of a Morgan’s friend and fellow passenger. Morgan and his assistant Jeffrey Millea, his wife Krista Millea, and comedian Ardie Fuqua all filed a claim with the U.S. District Court in New Jersey that Walmart had their drivers working under “unreasonable” conditions after it was alleged the driver who crashed into his bus has not slept in 24 hours. The complaint stated, “As a result of Walmart’s gross, reckless, willful, wanton, and intentional conduct, it should be appropriately punished with the imposition of punitive damages.”

Walmart responded saying the claim “fails to set forth any facts which are sufficient to support a direct and/or vicarious claim of negligence as to Walmart” and the “the damages about which plaintiffs complain were not proximately caused by any authorized actions by Walmart and/or its employees, agents, servants or representatives.”

Walmart also added that Morgan should have been wearin a seat belt and his injuries were “were caused, in whole or in part, by plaintiffs’ failure to properly wear an appropriate available seatbelt restraint device.”

Morgan is still recovering from his injuries, but clearly this is going to get ugly…

Via People

Update: Tracy released a statement, “I can’t believe Walmart is blaming me…”

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