Christina Grim­mie's fam­ily filed a law­suit over her death

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

The 22-year-old star's fam­ily are su­ing con­cert pro­moter AEGLive SE and the Or­lando Phil­har­monic, which owns the Plaza Live Theatre, where Christina was gunned down by a crazed fan in June. Ac­cord­ing to Bill­board, the law­suit states: "The death of Christina was caused by the neg­li­gent and cul­pa­ble con­duct of the de­fen­dants who failed to pro­vide ad­e­quate se­cu­rity mea­sures to pro­tect Christina at the Plaza Live Theatre on June 10, 2016." The se­cu­rity com­pany, who were work­ing the event, have also been named in the law­suit, with the plain­tiffs ar­gu­ing that only "su­per­fi­cial bag checks" were car­ried out on the night Christina died. The gun­man Kevin James Loibl en­tered the venue with two hand­guns, two full mag­a­zines and a large hunt­ing knife be­fore shoot­ing Christina in the head and chest. Christina's brother Mar­cus tacked Loibl and was praised for pre­vent­ing fur­ther in­jury or loss of life. Her fam­ily are seek­ing dam­ages for their men­tal pain and suf­fer­ing, along with com­pen­sa­tion for Mar­cus' emo­tional and phys­i­cal trauma. And Mar­cus and his par­ents Al­bert and Tina are also ask­ing for com­pen­sa­tion for the loss of fu­ture earn­ings from Christina, who "pro­vided fi­nan­cial sup­port to her par­ents", along with money for med­i­cal and fu­neral ex­penses. Pre­vi­ously, Christina's fam­ily paid trib­ute to her "joy­ful heart and beau­ti­ful voice." In a joint state­ment on a GoFundMe page, they said: "The out­pour­ing of love and gen­eros­ity that has been dis­played to our fam­ily through­out these last few weeks has far ex­ceeded any­thing we could have ever imag­ined. "As we have al­ways known, Christina's life was so very spe­cial, not only to us, but to ev­ery­one she touched with her joy­ful heart, beau­ti­ful voice and love for life and the Lord. "Words can­not ex­press what the many memo­ri­als, do­na­tions and trib­utes shared by Christina's fans and those in the me­dia and en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try mean to us. "She will live on in our hearts for­ever."

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