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Caitlyn Jenner blames paparazzi for deadly car crash

Photo Credit: Instagram - @caitlynjenner
Photo credit: Instagram – @caitlynjenner

Last year, Caitlyn Jenner had a lot of major issues on her plate to deal with. On one hand, she was dealing with scrutiny over her decision to transition into a woman. And on the other hand, she was dealing with a lawsuit over a car crash in California that left one woman dead. Fortunately for Jenner, she wasn’t charged and she was able to put the crash behind her. But recently she spoke on the matter again and said that the real blame for the crash lies with the paparazzi.

As previously reported, the accident took place on Feb. 7, 2015, on the Malibu Pacific Coast Highway when Jenner’s Cadillac Escalade and four other cars were involved in a major pileup. Jenner’s truck ran at a high rate of speed into a Lexus, pushing the car of 69-year-old Kimberly Howe into oncoming traffic, killing her.

The L.A. County D.A. had the option to file manslaughter charges against Jenner for violating the speed law by not slowing down quickly enough. However, the D.A. rejected the case, saying that although Jenner was delayed in pumping the brakes, her actions were not “unreasonable” based on all the facts.

Howe’s children ended up suing Jenner, but the suit was settled earlier this year.

At this point, it’s been months since Jenner has addressed the case but according to new reports, Jenner blames the paparazzi for the accident, saying they were tracking her on the road that day and caused the accident. Jenner has now decided to sue the paparazzi for their role in the crash.

“As Jenner was driving her vehicle consistent with all laws and speed limits, the Stalker Defendants, and others acting in concert with them, continuously, negligently, and recklessly operated their vehicles, tracking Jenner,” the lawsuit reads.

“As a direct consequence and result of this stalking, harassing and distracting conduct, [Jenner] was visually distracted, and the negligence and reckless conduct of the Stalker Defendants did contribute to the cause of an accident where seconds and split seconds mattered.”

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