Christina Grimmie‘s family has filed a lawsuit against concert organiser AEG Live over the tragic death of the 22-year-old singer when she was shot on 10th June after she had just wrapped up her concert.
According to Billboard, the late singer’s parents and brother have “allege wrongful death and negligent infliction of emotional distress caused by the fatal shooting”.
Besides AEG Live, the lawsuit also includes The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Plaza Foundation, which owns Plaza Live Theatre (the venue where Grimmie was gunned down by a fan), and the security company working at the event for “failure to take adequate security measures to ensure the safety of the performers and the attendees at the concert venue”.
The suit also claims that only “superficial bag checks” were carried out when there were supposed to be body pat downs as well as metal detectors that would have provided safeguard against those carrying dangerous weapons into the building. As a result, Grimmie’s killer, Kevin Loibl, was able to enter the concert hall with 2 handguns, additional ammunition and a large hunting knife.
The Grimmie family are now requesting “a recovery of future support the singer would have provided to her family members, her projected income after taxes had she lived to normal life expectancy and any medical and funeral expenses paid”.
Billboard also reported that the Grimmies are requesting compensation for the physical and mental trauma the family had suffered, following the pop star’s untimely death.