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DJ AM Sets The Record Straight

| Filed under: Legal MattersDJ A.M.Travis Barker


DJ AM took to his blog to clear up a yucky rumor that's floating out there regarding the airplane crash lawsuits he's filed.

Here's what he has to say:

DECEMBER 30, 2008
Hello All -

Normally I don't feel like I NEED to make a statement like this, but after I read some recently reported untruths I feel like I have to. I want to take a second to address the hurtful posts and clear up any misunderstandings any of you may have about my law suit. I would NEVER sue the deceased pilots' estates or personal holdings. I am more than grateful that I survived this horrible accident and I'd never try to take anything from those that didn't. Despite the misinterpretations of the lawsuit, this suit is against the insurance companies that insured the pilots. I'm not after Sarah's or James' personal estates nor their property. Everyone involved in this suit has suffered a great deal, and I would not do anything to make matters worse for the deceased family and friends. Daily I live with the guilt and grief of what happened that night, what I saw, who was lost and why I was spared. I have no words to express the pain that comes with knowing four people died, while I lived.

Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein

We hear AM and Travis Barker are reuniting for their first performance post-crash at LA's Wiltern Theater tonight, New Year's Eve.

You're in our thoughts AM and Travis! Enjoy the night with your friends and family!

And hopefully those that lost loved ones in that tragic plane crash are not suffering, at least not for tonight.

[Image via WENN/Fayes Vision.]

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38 comments to “DJ AM Sets The Record Straight”

  1. 1

    weeee.. first?

  2. 2

    Suing will not change anthing tho….

  3. 3

    These rumours have the potential to be started from the other side when there is litigation involved perhaps to make one appear in a bad light to others - just as the tides crash against the jagged rocks causing the edges to smooth out over time so will this……keep strong!

  4. 4


  5. 5

    ..boring story. over it.

  6. 6

    Re: LaDiva enjoy da holidays bitches… – You are absolutely right. America is so sue crazy it's sick. I was sued for backing into someone's car at 2mph for $10,000…and they won!! And I hear the deceased assistant's family is suing Travis Barker claiming that he had a hand in their son's death. It's just sick.

  7. 7

    I'll believe it when everything is over, but he does sound like a nice guy….

  8. 8

    It's good of him to make that statement, but it's not going to make anyone feel better about this.

  9. 9

    Translated: " I'm Jewish, of course I'm out fuck someone out of some $$$$!"

  10. 10

    Told ya. He wasnt suing the estate just the insurance companies.

  11. 11

    Good guy. He's loved for life.

  12. 12

    good enough

  13. 13

    Re: inhotpursuit – It's ridiculous. It really is. ppl will sell their momma's soul for a few extra bucks….

  14. 14

    Well I want to say it was nice of him to "set the record straight". But here is a concept….wait for the FAA investigation to be completed first before jumping to the conclusion that it was the pilots fault or anyones for that matter. Accidents happen and he is another example of a sue happy loser…. Oh and if he thinks that if the pilots insurance company loses (which I bet won't happen) where do you think they are going to get their payback…. try the estates of the pilots…

  15. 15

    LaDiva- Money won't change anything but hopefully it will be a wake up call to the company to do regular maintenance and fix any issues.

    Perez- And are you going to apologize for being one of those people that spread the lies about AM?

  16. 16

    Re: radiovtown – Uhm, do you even know how insurance works?? Bonding companies go back after you for the money, insurance companies don't. The only time that happens is if the insurance company pays you for a loss then you file a lawsuit and are paid by the lawsuit too. You can't double dip. Check your facts before spouting off lies.

  17. 17

    Re: Plinkie9 – I do know this. But the first thing ppl do right after something happens, is sue. It's like they got 1800-Lawyers on speed dial or something…

  18. 18

    why does he have to sue anyone? he's got plenty of money, and his life. jerk.

  19. 19

    I bet if you ask those relatives they would tell you what a slap in the face it is….of course, he wants to deflect off himself, but leave the relatives alone dude..sheesh, this made me like him way less even

  20. 20

    I hope he's telling the truth and is not suing the pilots' estates… I mean your alive be thankful for that and put it behind you. Like the money is going to make it all better?? I think it's more of an issue of having such a shitty career so he needs the $$$ I guess.

  21. 21

    perez……..are you fucking kidding me? what is UP with that last statement - "And hopefully those that lost loved ones in that tragic plane crash are not suffering, at least not for tonight."
    at least not for tonite? are you retarded? it's new years eve BFD! they are probably suffering MORE since their loved ones will not be around for this new year OR ANY!! you are such a moron!

  22. 22

    Re: harrybalsac – ah harry! i love it. so right!

  23. 23

    If I could, I would hug both Adam and Travis and the friends and family members of the deceased. They do live, so live with gusto baby. Life is so precious. Happy New Years to everyone.

  24. 24

    Oh… it's perfectly fine to sue the insurance companies…He got a second chance at life and the first thing he does is try to squeeze money out of it. What a pathetic man.

  25. 25

    Like he doesn't have enough money. Fucking money grubbing little bastard should be happy he is alive.

  26. 26

    Nothing against DJ, but what is WRONG with these people who actually say, and even worse, if they BELIEVE, that when they sue your "insurance" they are not suing you!? Duh!!!! YES YOU ARE. You do not sue an insurance company for a plane crash, they didn't fly the plane, YOU ARE SUING THE DEAD PILOT AND HIS FAMILY. At least KNOW that much, even if you try to SAY otherwise!!! Sheesh. That is like saying "oh no, I am not suing the doctor that cut off the wrong leg, I am suing his insurance". NOT. you are suing the DOCTOR. He has simply paid an insurance company to handle it, but you are still suing this pilot and his poor grieving family.

  27. 27

    Just to verify what I have said, let's see if DJ can put copies of his lawsuit on the internet. I will tell you right now, those papers do not say in the defendant field that he is suing XYZ Insurance company for some slight. THEY did nothing. He is suing the pilot and his estate for some real or imagined wrong doing. Look at the documents, it will list the pilot or his estate as the defendent, not the insurance company!

  28. 28

    Re: RedBlayze – I agree with what u said…

  29. 29

    DJ AM's statement might be inaccurate. Unless he is filing in a state where direct actions against insurance companies are allowed (Louisiana is one) then yes, the lawsuit names the actual insureds (ie. the pilots) and technically then 'yes' he is suing the deceased pilots. The insurance companies for the pilots (i presume the insurance is actually through the airlines liability policies etc) likely step in to 'protect' /'defend'/ 'stand in front of' their insured, however there could be coverage issues and the insurance would not cover the loss (don't know all the details etc. to state thoughts). Unless the pilots had their own specific Gen Liab policies for their work, their personal policies would not cover something like this as it was work related. Anyway, DJ AM might be twisting the truth a little bit.

  30. 30

    THEN STOP SUING EVERYONE! Why do people have to sue for EVERYTHING all the time? The #2 post says it all!

  31. 31

    Sueing the insurance company of the deceased pilots? WhY???? That is just greedy. He's trying to make a buck off of the deceased deaths. And any insurance money that would've gone to the families will go to him. Sick.

  32. 32

    to address what #31 said … the liability insurance policies for the pilots (if they were personal, which i seriously doubt, would not be eligible for immediate family) .. life insurance policies for the pilots would be eligible for their families and i just hope they had them .. now, the liability of the pilots (if there is any) would serve to negate any recovery .. put it this way … if the tires are to blame, then everyone can sue the tire manufacturer (dj am etc etc) but there might be a 'per occurrence' limit which would basically mean all the plaintiffs would be dividing up the 'pie' so to speak … this is the insurance dividing up .. now, DJ AM can sue the pilots for their negligence (say there is negligence) … but the pilots estate/family wouldn't sue the pilots for negligence (you can't sue 'yourself') at least as far as the insurance goes. so, as far as that goes, DJ AM likely isn't taking away insurance money from the families of the pilots however say everyong is suing the tire manufacturer … then everyone likely has to take a piece of 'pie'.

  33. 33

    and as for those saying why even sue the insurance companies if the pilots .. i understand where you are coming from however DJ AM's attornies have a duty to sue / name in the suit any potentially liable parties .. and those pilots would appear to be potentially liable at least to some extent. if the attorney did not, they could open themselves up to malpractice claims from DJ AM himself. …

  34. 34

    Does suing the insurance company take away insurance proceeds from the pilots' families??

  35. 35

    Never mind-didn't read the previous comments, LOL.

  36. 36

    Thanks for the information, Evelyn, but he is still being greedy. So is Travis.

  37. 37

    I'm sorry. I think that came across as Snarky. Not my intention. I'm just pissed at DJ, not you Evelyn.

  38. 38

    Who gives a fuck dj is like the air coming out of my ass.