Caitlyn Jenner’s $800k car crash settlement

Caitlyn Jenner will pay out $800,000 as a settlement after the fatal car crash that took place in 2015. The 'I Am Cait' star - who was known as Bruce Jenner before undergoing a gender transition - is reportedly set to pay out the hefty amount after she was involved in a car crash two years ago on the Pacific Coast Highway. Peter Wolf-Millesi's Hummer struck a Lexus, which was pushed into approaching traffic after being rear-ended by Caitlyn's car. The driver of the Lexus passed away. Court documents obtained by The Blast show that Elga Maurer, 73, who suffered a fractured neck, is set to receive $500,000 whilst Peter and Lea Wolf-Millesi will receive $100,000 for each of them and one of the kids will get $50,000. One of the children, who was just four weeks old at the time of the crash, will receive $50,000 too. It is believed the insurance will go some way to paying the settlement. Caitlyn is also set to hand out $250,000 in attorneys fees. Caitlyn had previously paid money to the stepchildren of the Lexus driver as well as a woman who was driving a Prius that she hit too. Back in September 2015, about six months or so after the accident, Caitlyn said she remembered "very little" about the fatal accident. She shared: "I remember it very little, I remember it happening and that's about it ... A tragedy like this, you'll never get over it. You just learn to live with it the best you possibly can ... I was under the speed limit, I was going 46 in a 50 - my air bag didn't even go off." Continue Reading

Caitlyn Jenner, Matthew Broderick and other celebrities who have been involved in fatal car crashes like Venus Williams

A number of famous faces have been the driving force behind deadly car wrecks, but for many, their careers never took a hit. On Thursday, Venus Williams was revealed to be responsible for the death of a 78-year-old man after her SUV darted into an intersection and was T-boned by the car he was riding in. The accident shines a light on the surprisingly long list of celebrities, athletes and politicians whose decisions behind the wheel have resulted in death, be it that of a stranger or close friend. Mitt Romney Long before he was flaunting his binders full of women in the 2012 presidential race, Romney was a 21-year-old Mormon missionary in France. In 1968, the Republican was driving the mission's president and four others in a car only meant to hold five when the vehicle was hit head-on. Romney was seriously injured, and the president's wife, Leola Anderson, was killed. The victim's son has since said he doesn't blame Romney for the accident — especially considering longstanding rumors that the driver of the other car was drunk at the time. Laura Bush The former First Lady came clean about her role in a fatal 1963 crash in her 2010 book, "Spoken from the Heart." At just 17, the Texas native was headed out with a friend and — partially because she was busy chatting — ran a stop sign, crashing into the car of a popular student athlete at her school. The teen, Michael Douglas, died of his injuries, a loss Bush says racked her with guilt for years. She never faced any charges. Donte Stallworth The former NFL wide receiver was just one year in to a seven-year, $35 million deal with the Cleveland Browns when he ran over and killed 59-year-old Mario Reyes on a busy Miami street in 2009. Stallworth, who was 28, was later found to be drunk at the time of the accident, and served 24 days of a 30-day prison sentence. He emerged from the slammer with his career still intact, Continue Reading

Caitlyn Jenner is suing paparazzi, claiming photographers are responsible for her 2015 fatal car crash

Caitlyn Jenner is blaming paparazzi for her fatal February 2015 car crash. The former Olympic athlete has filed new documents in a lawsuit, claiming the photographers — referred to as "Stalker Defendants" — are responsible for "harassing (her) throughout the day up through the time of the accident," according to documents obtained by People. Jenner, 66, alleges the photographers were driving recklessly, tailgating her and driving too close in order to snap photos, back when she was still known as Bruce Jenner. "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," the document reads. In the lawsuit, the athlete-turned-television personality is asking that the paparazzi pay for damages and legal proceedings stemming from the accident. The wreck killed Kim Howe, who slammed on her breaks after another driver, Jessica Steindorff, stopped on Pacific Coast Highway for unknown reasons. Jenner rear-ended Howe, 69, causing her to swerve into oncoming traffic and resulting in her death. Despite a separate lawsuit settled between Jenner and Steindorff, Jenner still references the driver in her current suit, accusing Steindorff of being distracted on a cellphone at the time of the collision. Continue Reading

Caitlyn Jenner talks fears of going to men’s jail over fatal car crash: ‘That is the worst case scenario’

Caitlyn Jenner says it's distressing she could end up in a men's jail under the “worst case scenario” in her Malibu car crash case. The “I Am Cait” star voiced her concern to “Today” host Matt Lauer when asked about the one-year sentence she could get if charged and convicted of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter. “It is an enormous problem that they would put trans women in a men’s county jail,” Jenner said. SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWS CAITLYN JENNER'S DEADLY MALIBU CAR CRASH “She’s actually in a really great place if she has to go to jail,” former inmate Duncan Roy told the Daily News Wednesday. The Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail has a special wing reserved for LGBT inmates, and the British filmmaker was there in 2012. “She would get her hormone treatments, and she’d be protected from the general population,” Roy said. He said the special wing housed about 400 LGBT inmates, mostly transgender women, where he was detained there without bail on a controversial immigration hold that's no longer used in the county. “Almost everyone identified as trans. They were mostly there for drug or prostitution charges. I was very moved by the way they took care of me,” he said. The “K6G” wing – featured in an LA Weekly piece that described it as the only block of its kind in a major U.S. county as of last year – has been praised for its general lack of violence, specialized medical care and relative freedom to re-purpose uniforms into more feminine garb. Roy, 55, said it was still jail – with locked doors, no windows, bad food and guards. But it was “very supportive” compared to the alternative, he said. “I’m sure if Caitlyn does end up there, she’ll be supported too,” he said. Jenner, 65, was driving a Cadillac Continue Reading

Caitlyn Jenner cleared of criminal charges in fatal car crash as Los Angeles DA won’t prosecute reality star for manslaughter

Caitlyn Jenner has managed to steer clear of any criminal charges in the car accident that killed a California widow last February. The former Olympian and reality TV star was facing the possibility of a misdemeanor manslaughter charge, but the Los Angeles County District Attorney announced Wednesday that it would not file charges. "Suspect engaged brakes within 1.9 and 1.5 seconds before impact," the worksheet used by prosecutors to decide charges said. "Crime requires violation of misdemeanor or infraction. Only possible violation is … a violation of the basic speed law. Crime also requires ordinary negligence. Based on facts, (we) cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that suspect's conduct was unreasonable," the worksheet obtained by the Daily News said. Criminal attorney Blair Berk, who represented Jenner, said it was clear her client was innocent of any wrongdoing. "We believed from the start that a thorough and objective investigation would clear Caitlyn of any criminal wrongdoing. We are heartened the District Attorney has agreed that even a misdemeanor charge would be inappropriate,” Berk said. “A traffic accident, however devastating and heartbreaking when a life is lost, is not necessarily a criminal matter,” she added. Prosecutors made their decision after weighing the fatal crash case for weeks in their major crimes division. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department presented its findings on Aug. 25, including evidence that Jenner was driving at an unsafe speed for the road conditions at the time of the crash, a law enforcement source said. Jenner, 65, was driving a Cadillac Escalade towing a trailer when she slammed into to cars on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu on Feb. 7. The first car she hit — a Lexus driven by Calabasas widow Kim Howe — careened into oncoming traffic and was struck by a Hummer. Howe, a 69-year-old animal activist, Continue Reading

Caitlyn Jenner not likely to be prosecuted for fatal car crash: report

Caitlyn Jenner reportedly won’t be charged with manslaughter over her role in a fatal car crash in February. Sources within the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office told TMZ that the agency feels Jenner was negligent but had not committed a crime when she slammed into a Lexus on the Pacific Coast Highway in February, sending it into oncoming traffic. The driver of that car, Kim Howe, died in the resulting crash. Jenner was "traveling at an unsafe speed and was the cause of the collision," an L.A. County Sheriff source told the Daily News last month — but the D.A.’s review team decided not to prosecute the “I Am Cait” star, TMZ reported. District Attorney Jackie Lacey could overrule her panel’s recommendation and file criminal charges. Indeed, a spokesperson for the DA told the News, “We have not made a decision." Jenner opened up about the crash on “Today” earlier this month, admitting that she remembered “very little” about it and that going to jail was the “worst case scenario.” “Something like this, a tragedy like this, you’ll never get over it,” Jenner said. Continue Reading

Caitlyn Jenner avoiding fatal car accident questions claims stepchildren of crash victim

Caitlyn Jenner is avoiding questions about her fatal car accident and should be forced to sit for a deposition, the stepchildren of victim Kim Howe claim in a new court filing. Lawyers for the step kids have filed a motion to compel testimony, claiming Jenner was a no-show at a June 25 deposition and has refused to provide alternate dates. "Contrary to Ms. Jenner's claim that she is cooperating, she failed to show for her deposition, and she has taken the 5th Amendment to avoid answering even the most basic written discovery we have served," lawyer Jeffrey Wolf said in a statement to the Daily News on Tuesday. CAITLYN JENNER BLASED BY DRIVER INVOLVED IN FATAL CAR CRASH: 'DO THE RIGHT THING AND TAKE RESPONSIBILITY' "Ms. Jenner should start cooperating with any and all efforts to further investigate this crash that took Ms. Howe's life," Wolf said. Jenner's lawyers previously objected to June deposition dates saying they needed more time and arguing that Howe's stepkids lacked standing to even bring the lawsuit. Stepdaughter Dana Redmond and stepson William Howe filed their lawsuit in May claiming Jenner was "careless, negligent and/or otherwise responsible" for causing their stepmom's death. Jenner - who had yet to publicly transition from Bruce to Caitlyn at the time of the Feb. 7 crash - was driving a Cadillac Escalade on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu when she rear-ended Howe in a manner that pushed the Calabasas widow into the path of an oncoming Hummer. Howe, 69, died at the scene. After hitting Howe, Jenner's SUV kept going and crashed into the back of a black Prius piloted by Hollywood talent manager Jessica Steindorff. Steindorff also is suing Jenner and blasted the former Olympic athlete for accepting the Arthur Ashe Courage Awared at the 2015 ESPY Awards last week without first taking responsibility for the devastating four-car wreck. "I find it difficult to Continue Reading

Caitlyn Jenner’s mom says ‘I Am Cait’ star should be cleared of any wrongdoing in fatal car crash case

Caitlyn Jenner can count on her mom’s support as authorities weigh a possible misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charge against her. Reached by the Daily News on Friday, mom Esther Avry defended Jenner and said the “I Am Cait” star should be cleared of any wrongdoing. CAITLYN JENNER 'TRAVELING AT AN UNSAFE SPEED' BEFORE DEADLY WRECK, COULD BE CHARGED: SOURCE “That’s all we can hope and pray for,” she told The News from her Idaho residence. “I’m sure it’s in the hands of good attorneys,” the doting mom, 89, added. She was adamant that Jenner – who transitioned to living publicly as a woman earlier this year – would never intentionally put anyone at risk of harm. “Good grief, that’s a given, for the love of God,” she told The News. Jenner, 65, was driving a Cadillac Escalade on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu last February when she accidentally rear-ended Kim Howe, 69, and pushed the Calabasas widow’s Lexus into the path of an oncoming Hummer, police said. Howe, an animal activist, died at the scene. Investigators have determined the Olympic gold medal winner formerly known as Bruce Jenner was traveling at an “unsafe speed” for the prevailing conditions and that the infraction caused the collision and might be grounds for a misdemeanor manslaughter charge, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department source told The News Thursday. Prosecutors will hear a presentation on the evidence next week and ultimately decide what to file, if anything, the source said. A different source shot down a Friday media report that negotiations already were underway for a no-jail plea deal with prosecutors. “That’s bulls - - t,” the source said Friday. Beyond the criminal probe, Jenner also is fending off a wrongful death lawsuit brought by Howe’s two Continue Reading

Caitlyn Jenner blasted by driver involved in fatal car crash: ‘Do the right thing and take responsibility’

Caitlyn Jenner delivered a powerful speech while accepting the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 ESPYs — but not everyone was a fan. Jessica Steindorff, the driver of the Prius involved in Jenner’s fatal car crash earlier this year, expressed her outrage towards the star in a statement to Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday. The 29-year-old talent manager, who attended the ESPYs as a guest, said that she wants Jenner to “do the right thing and take responsibility for her actions.” Jenner — who had yet to publicly transition from Bruce to Caitlyn at the time of the accident — was involved in the February car crash on Malibu’s Pacific Coast Highway that resulted in the death of 69-year-old Kim Howe. Steindorff expressed her anger that Jenner’s gender transition has garnered more press than the fatal collision. “I find it difficult to understand how the culture we live in can honor a person who is responsible for taking a life and injuring several others with both an award and a reality show,” she said. “I would hope that someone who seems to greatly value the importance of human existence would be more sensitive to the fact that she ended another person’s life.” Howe died when Jenner’s black Cadillac Escalade smashed into the back of her Lexus. Steindorff’s Prius was also rear-ended by Jenner’s vehicle after striking Howe’s. Howe's stepchildren filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Jenner in May, claiming Jenner was “careless, reckless and negligent.” Steindorff also filed a personal injury lawsuit against the former Olympian last month. The reality star will not face felony charges for her involvement in the accident, according to TMZ. During her acceptance speech at the ESPYs, Jenner gave an emotional speech in which she said she hoped to Continue Reading

WATCH: Caitlyn Jenner’s Fatal Car Crash Shown in Surveillance Video

Footage obtained by TMZ shows the moment that Caitlyn Jenner hit 69-year-old Kim Howe’s car, sending Howe’s vehicle into oncoming traffic, where she was fatally struck. The video was shot from an MTA bus that was passing by the February crash in Malibu, Calif. Brody Jenner: 'Bruce Was Filled with Secrets, Caitlyn Is Not' In the footage, Jenner’s Cadillac Escalade hit Howe’s Lexus and a black Prius. The impact of the crash shoved the Lexus into oncoming traffic, where it collided with a Hummer. Howe was killed in the accident. Her family has filed a lawsuit against Jenner. Police are still investigating the crash. Watch footage from TMZ below. Continue Reading