Paul Walker: Porsche Blames Him for His Own Death
Paul Walker Porsche Blames Him For His Own Death
11/16/2015 1:44 PM PT
A rep for Meadow Walker tells TMZ, "It is beyond regrettable that Porsche is trying to deflect its own responsibility by blaming the victim -- Paul Walker -- for his own death by getting into the passenger seat of its Carrera GT. Contrary to Porsche's assertions, the facts are clear: Paul was the passenger in a car that was not designed to protect its occupants, in a crash on a dry, empty straightaway in broad daylight and at speeds well below the vehicle's advertised capabilities."
The rep adds, "If Porsche had designed the car to include proper safety features, Paul would have survived, he would be filming 'Fast and Furious 8' and Meadow Walker would have the father she adored."
Paul Walker's daughter is going to have a fight on her hands with her wrongful death lawsuit, because Porsche has now fired back, saying Paul's death was his own fault.
Porsche has filed an answer to Meadow Walker's suit, saying Paul was "a knowledgeable and sophisticated user of the 2005 Carrera GT." The car company does not elaborate, but they are saying Paul should not have allowed or participated in a high-speed ride under the conditions that existed.
Porsche also takes issue with allegations that the car's design was defective. The car company says "the subject 2005 Carrera GT was abused and altered ..." The company added the car was "misused and improperly maintained."
Porsche makes various claims, some of which if proven would foreclose any recovery of money, but the company also suggests there might be "comparative fault" ... meaning Paul was partly to blame and any damages awarded should be reduced accordingly.