Anton Yelchin's Parents Announce Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Fiat Chrysler In Emotional Press Conference
On Tuesday, Anton Yelchin's parents, Viktor and Irina, officially filed their lawsuit seeking punitive damages for the wrongful death of their son.
As we previously reported, the late actor's parents were planning to sue Fiat Chrysler, ZF North America, and AutoNation because of a faulty e-stick, which they believe led Anton left in park and yet his Jeep Cherokee did roll back and crush him against his security gate.
And according to TMZ, legal docs say that the Star Trek Beyond star DID suffer before passing:
"Anton Yelchin was crushed and lingered alive for some time, trapped and suffocating until his death."
In today's emotional press conference, Viktor and Irina expressed their grief over their loss, with the 27-year-old's dad sharing through tears:
"In spite of our grief we decided to come here to prevent other families for the same tragedy. Anton was our only son and he was a remarkable human being very modest, very simple, very honest, generous, loving. It is wrong, it is against nature when the parents bury their own child."
Gary Dordick, the family's attorney, also explained: