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Rebecca Gayheart Has "Car Issues" ... Again!

1/28/2008 12:52 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Car drama seems to follow Rebecca Gayheart wherever she goes.


Although "car issues" almost kept Rebecca and her "McSteamy" husband, Eric Dane, from getting to the SAG Awards last night, luckily -- it was just the battery that died.

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Steve W.    

There is nothing funny about the accidental death of a little 9-year old boy on his way home from school. His name was Jorge Cruz Jr., by the way. Are you really so untalented or uninspired that you need to use child tragedy as a punchline?

2374 days ago
32.

Disgusting    

It is shocking how people will defend someone because they are on tv

That poor child was killed because Ms. Gayheart was absorbed in her cell phone conversation, and despite the clear red flag of 2 street lanes stopped for the child, Ms. Gayheart apparently felt her time was more valuable, and she did not need to stop for anything, so she SWERVED around the lanes of stopped traffic and struck the crossing child.

When you are driving and both lanes are halted, that is a clear sign to stop. Duh. And pedestrians always have the right of way.

It is sick how people will fault a child for crossing the street to defend an actress's narcissistic and reckless behavior.

2374 days ago
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Why am I even bothering?    

She made a horrible "mistake" that SHOULD haunt her for the rest of her life! #15 "Anya" you write like you know for a fact what happened. Are you a part of her PR Team or something? Last I heard, she WAS on her cell phone, and the poor kid was in a crosswalk, and from what I remember, 8 or 9, which is old enough to cross the street on his own. You say she went around traffic because she didn't know it was stopped? What, the brakelights and the fact that they were not moving isn't sufficient enough to determine that first of all, the cars are stopped or stopping, and second of all, that there is probably something in front of them causing them to stop? They would not have charged her with Gross Vehicular Manslaughter if her actions weren't negligient. She got off easy because of her over-paid attorneys. We are supposed to feel sorry for her because she put her lucrative acting career on hold for 2 years to get therapy? What about the family of the child, how much therapy do you think they need? Seriously people, how can you defend her? I agree it shouldn't sound like a joke, but I also don't think we should just pretend it didn't happen while she gets the hot husband and more million dollar acting gigs. She should have to be haunted by it everytime she goes to some meaningless award show or hollywood party!

2374 days ago
34.

Why am I even bothering?    

Thank you #37 & #38 for putting the name and age of the little boy,( Jorge Cruz Jr, age 9,) and the real facts of the case, (that she was on her cell phone and swerved around 2 lanes of traffic that were obviously stopped for a reason,) Anyone who says TMZ owes Gayheart an apology is so insanely starstruck that they have lost all human decency. The only people that are owed an apology are Jorge Cruz Jr.'s Family! Would you be apologizing to her if it were your son? I've been wondering why she was able to come back to hollywood so seamlessly after such a horrendous act!

2374 days ago
35.

Why am I even bothering?    

Thank you #37 & #38 for putting the name and age of the little boy,(
Jorge Cruz Jr, age 9,) and the real facts of the case, (that she was
on her cell phone and swerved around 2 lanes of traffic that were
obviously stopped for a reason,) Anyone who says TMZ owes Gayheart
an apology is so insanely starstruck that they have lost all human
decency. The only people that are owed an apology are Jorge Cruz
Jr.'s Family! Would you be apologizing to her if it were your son?
I've been wondering why she was able to come back to hollywood so
seamlessly after such a horrendous act!

2374 days ago
36.

Steve W.    

Dear 41-42: Please point out where anyone is making a judgment about the culpability of Ms. Gayheart or defending anything about the accident. Can't we all agree whatever the case, TMZ shouldn't be making jokes about it? It's not funny if she was at fault, it's not funny if she wasn't.

Someone should be fired, but either way TMZ lost more than one reader.

2374 days ago
37.

GABY    

although i wanted to laugh ... That was to low for you TMZ... She made a mistake a long time ago and PAID$$$$$$$$$$$$ for it she did her part !! And to the boy who died R.I.P Tmz have some respect for his family!

2374 days ago
38.

DARK MEAT ONLY    

Eric should have never married that reckless slimy woman in the first place. There are so many better women in the world.
Rebecca is nothing more than a car wrecking fool who needs to seal her mouth shut

2374 days ago
39.

Alexa    

Steve W I don't see it as TMZ making a joke about it. I see it as TMZ making a POINT about it.

2374 days ago
40.

bon    

i hate that she's being glamourized because she broke the law by going around stopped traffic. pedestrians have the right of way. but she was too self absorbed to realize this. she got off easy because she had money. she disgusts me.

2374 days ago
41.

judy    

That was the TACKIEST caption i've ever seen...shame on you Harvey Levin for allowing that .My feelings for TMZ just dropped 50%. It's one thing to go after the "Stars" who crave the gossip attention,(ie hilton,lohan,spears,ect) but that is below even the lowest of low.

2374 days ago
42.

kelly    

this was seriously in bad taste...what the hell is wrong with you...a child died and you blow it off as much as to compare to a car battery. honestly, tmz, there have to be some limits

2374 days ago
43.

Joanne    

This girl is so fugly. She is ugly outside and inside.

2374 days ago
44.

homer    

It seems to bear repeating that she swerved around stopped traffic & WAS on her cell phone. She should never be allowed to forget what she did. But tmz should be careful not to make it seem like they are making light of poor Jorge's death.

2374 days ago
45.

Alexa    

It makes me sick to see her wearing red, the color of death.

2374 days ago
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