Christina Grimmie's Family Files A Lawsuit Against The Venue Where She Was Fatally Shot

The family is pressing charges for wrongful death and negligent infliction of emotional distress.
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Christina Grimmie's family has filed a lawsuit against the Orlando venue where the 22-year-old singer was fatally shot in June 2016.

According to Billboard, the family filed the suit against AEG Live on Tuesday, as well as the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Plaza Foundation, which owns the venue, and the security company that worked the event. In the suit, Grimmie's mother, father, and brother "allege wrongful death and negligent infliction of emotional distress."

As previously reported, Grimmie was shot three times during a meet-and-greet after her concert June 12. The shooter, Kevin Loibl, had two handguns, two full magazines, and a large hunting knife at the time of the attack, and turned the gun on himself after killing Grimmie.

In their suit, the Grimmie family alleges that the venue's security only did "superficial bag checks," and "failed to take adequate security measures to ensure the safety of the performers and the attendees at the concert venue." They are seeking compensation for the projected income Grimmie would have made had she lived a normal life, reimbursement for all medical and funeral expenses, and "a recovery of future support the singer would have provided to her family members," People reports.

According to Billboard, Grimmie's parents, Tina and Albert, are also requesting damages for the mental pain and suffering they've endured as a result of their daughter's death, while Grimmie's brother, Marcus, is seeking compensation for the physical and emotional trauma he's experienced due to his sister's death.

The family has requested that the case go to trial.

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.


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