Lawsuit Against Venue Where Christina Grimmie Was Murdered Moves Forward
Christina Grimmie's family's lawsuit against AEG Live and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, the owner of the Orlando, Florida venue the singer was fatally shot following a concert in 2016, is moving forward.
On Friday (April 6), a judge rejected the defendants' motions to dismiss the suit, allowing the Grimmie family's case to move forward, The Hollywood Reporter writes.
According to THR, the family claims that AEG and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra "failed to take adequate security measures to ensure the safety of the performers and the attendees at the concert venue," resulting in the death of their daughter.
On June 10, 2016, during a meet and greet with fans following her opening set at a Before You Exit concert, a man named Kevin Loibl (believed by police to be an obsessed fan) approached Grimmie with guns and a knife, shooting her three times before taking his own life.
A Florida judge dismissed an initial version of the case back in June 2017, but following an amendment of the complaint, Grimmie's family is now permitted to pursue claims of negligence.
The Grimmie family is also moving forward on claims of emotional distress, which include the pursuit of recovering potential damages for lost final support due to the artist's passing.