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Graziano's Mom

Granted Guardianship

10/10/2007 2:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1010_graziano_nick_bn_wi-1A Florida judge has granted temporary guardianship to Debra Graziano, mother of John Graziano, the critically injured Marine in the August 26 car crash involving Hulk Hogan's son Nick Bollea.

Graziano has been in critical condition since the wreck, and is said to be in a coma-like state. His mother Debra and her estranged husband, Edward, have been fighting over guardianship of John, according to WTVT in Tampa. Edward Graziano wanted an independent guardian appointed for his son.

Steven Hearn, an attorney for Edward Graziano, alleges that the Hogans are financially supporting his estranged wife in an effort to avoid a potential lawsuit. "The Bolleas have been providing financial support to his wife," said Hearn. "We have learned, for example, that they are paying for her to live in a condominium or townhouse in Clearwater."

Hearn requested and was granted a continuance, in order to "investigate what other financial benefits the Bolleas have been providing to Mrs. Graziano during the course of these events," he said.

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31.

name withheld    

It is the most saddening situation. However, it is unfair to blame Nick. John chose NOT to wear a seatbelt. And that is the problem here. These injuries may have been much less severe had he been buckled. Godspeed to the families.............

2383 days ago
32.

whyuhere    

HAW HAW!!!!!

MOMO YOU SUCK!!!!
YOU'LL NEVER BE FIRST!!!
TRY AGAIN LITTLE MAN!!!!

2383 days ago
33.

CupcakeMagee    

Okay, seriously, it's not like only rich kids make bad driving choices...

Everyone keeps saying "stupid rich kids" like they've cornered the market on driving poorly. What about the morons that text message while driving? Or those that drink and drive? Or those that pack their idiot friends into their cars and then harass other drivers? Or the people I see driving massive SUVs who are barely able to handle such a large vehical safely on the road? How about the fact that this passenger chose not to wear his seat belt? Surely if Nick is at fault for loosing control of his car, then there's some fault to be found on the passenger who didn't wear his seat belt...

Stop pretending that acting like a jackass on the road is the sole domain of the young and wealthy. I'm both young and wealthy and while I drive a very nice and very fast car, I would never dream of putting other people's lives at risk on the road for something as foolish as "sreet racing" however I do enjoy racing as a hobby... But, I suppose since I'm guilty of being "rich" I'm a bad person too.

2383 days ago
34.

name withheld    

WEAR A SEATBELT

2383 days ago
35.

gigi73    

I don't wish Nick to get hurt. Thats just as mean. I do hope the legal system steps in and takes his license away and maybe have him spend sometime with the M.A.D.D.
He was at fault and he should pay for his crime. Even though his friend is alive, his life is over. The Hogan's are down playing it to cover thier asses.

2383 days ago
36.

Echo    

Best wishes to all families involved. A tragic accident and immaturity caused this. Nothing more, nothing less. Could happen to anyone with children. Don't blame the parents on this one!

2383 days ago
37.

ChicagoMark    

And I thought Dr. Nick said that John just bumped his head and that John's body is fine and he'll be okay.

2383 days ago
38.

shorty    

I feel bad for the kid, but hey that is why they tell you to wear SEAT BELTS...
Look at Nick he was wearing his seatbelt and he walked away, to bad so sad, maybe this will teach people a lesson in wearing your SEAT BELTS !!!!!!!!!!!!!

2383 days ago
39.

BLINKING !!    

Of course they are going to pay to make the mother to be comfortable. THEY DONT WANT HER TO PRESS CHARGES. they dont want POOR NICKY to have to pay for what he did.!! and thats what the father is fighting to have independant gardianship. This way the HOGANS can control her. JOHN G's mother better watch everything she signs. She might end up signing away all there rights to SUE. Doesnt sound like John G is going to ever walk out of that HOSPITAL. but meanwhile lil NICKY can continue to RACE around PUBLIC streets.. HOW NICE FOR THEM

2383 days ago
40.

Jennifer    

I THINK IT IS ASHAME THAT THIS YOUNG MAN IS PROBABLY GOING TO LIVE THE REST OF HIS LIFE IN A NURSING HOME. IT AMAZES ME THAT ANYONE COULD TAKE UP FOR NICK. REALLY PEOPLE!! I KNOW EVERYONE MAKES MISTAKES, BUT THIS KID HAS BEEN STOPPED SO MANY TIMES GOING OVER 100 MPH THAT IF HE WEREN'T "FAMOUS" HE WOULD HAVE GONE TO JAIL AND NOT HAD A DRIVERS LICENSE. JUST B/C YOU HAVE MONEY SHOULDN'T MAKE YOU ABOVE THE LAW. YOU PEOPLE THAT TAKE UP FOR NICK NEED TO THINK HOW YOU WOULD FEEL IF THE PASSENGER IN THAT CAR WAS YOUR CHILD.

2383 days ago
41.

Mr. P    

OK SaTan, least I am not 28th! As for Little man, good thing you have a computer in front of you and not me!

2383 days ago
42.

Jessica in MA    

This is a sad story to read. However, this kind of accident happens all the time and the only reason this is such a high profile case is because of who Nick Hogan's father is. If this type of accident happened to "Joe Schmo" it would barely make a blip on the news radar.

2383 days ago
43.

Ben    

I am sure the Hogan's will be able to buy their son out of one more speed bump (pardon the pun) as he grows into a man. After all they are famous. When it does go to trial the judge will probably dismiss the case quietly. I think the police who constantly gave Nick warnings and his parents should share a jail cell with Nick.

2383 days ago
44.

who cares    

THAT NICK KID LOOKS LIKE A LITTLE RICH ASS PUNK- SMIRK AND ALL ON HIS UGLY FACE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,GUESS IF YOU COME FROM MONEY YOU THINK YOU ARE UNTOUCHABLE
HOPE THE LITTLE PUNK GETS WHATS COMING TO HIM FOR HIS DUMB ASS MISTAKE
GIVE A KID A FAST CAR AND TURN EM LOOSE ON THE STREETS,,, WHAT KIND OF PARENTS DOES THIS KID COME FROM????
HOPE THAT YOUNG MAN WILL BE OK, HE NEEDS ALL OF OUR PRAYERS AT THIS TIME

2383 days ago
45.

Joshua Smith    

I agree Nick should be SERIOUSLY charged with something and do quite a bit of hard time. As someone said previous: he is a spoiled, ignorant, juvenile jerk...a total moron basically. Also I assume the other guy's parents are going to sue the hell out of the Hogan family since Nick is a minor. Nick has basically killed this person. Nick needs to understand that at 17 you are still a child.

2383 days ago
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