After all Bruce Jenner has been through in recent weeks, we're pretty sure this is not the news he wanted to hear.
He recently revealed he is undergoing a gender transition, and now he has something else weighing on him.
As you know, Bruce was involved in a fatal car accident on the PCH in Malibu back in February. And while he isn't being formally pursued over the matter by the law because the investigation is still under way, he is being pursued by the victim's family!
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Kim Howe was sadly killed in the car accident, and now her two stepchildren want Bruce to pay up.
They are claiming in a lawsuit against the former Olympian that he was "careless and negligent" when he hit her car and caused it to cross into oncoming traffic.
While he was believed to be to blame in that he wasn't paying attention, he wasn't breaking other laws like speeding. However, the lawsuit filed by the stepchildren claims he was speeding.
That isn't the only issue with this lawsuit. It's believed that it'll be a hard win for the kids because they actually had little to no relationship with Howe before her death. And the lawsuit claims loss of affection, which some aren't buying.
Right now, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department is investigating the accident. The file will then be sent over to the L.A. County D.A. for possible prosecution. But as it's been mentioned before, prosecution is looking unlikely at this time.
Bruce has not really been able to comment on the ongoing matter, but in his 20/20 interview special, ABC reported:
"Bruce Jenner would not comment on the car accident but told ABC, 'I was devastated.'"
We're sure the loss of Howe has been hard for many. We just hope this legal matter can be resolved in the most appropriate way for all involved.
( From Perez: Bruce stated in the interview to use "he" and "him" so we will do so in our coverage until that changes. )
[Image courtesy of ABC.]
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