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Grimmie Family files lawsuit against AEG Live and Orlando Philharmonic

**this is a summary of what Billboard has published, I took out the graphic words so this is not exact wording. TL;DR at bottom**

The Grimmie family’s suit was filed Tuesday (Dec. 20) in Florida and also names The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Plaza Foundation, which owns the Plaza Live venue where Grimmie performing, as well as the security company working the event. In it, Grimmie’s father, mother and brother allege wrongful death and negligent infliction of emotional distress caused from the circumstances, saying the defendants “failed to take adequate security measures to ensure the safety of the performers and the attendees at the concert venue.”

The lawsuit claims that only “superficial bag checks” were performed on attendees, rather than any body pat downs or the use of metal detectors that would have provided some safeguard against concertgoers bringing weapons into the theater. 

Grimmie’s family had committed itself to supporting her ambitions and as the suit explains Grimmie’s own career milestones, it also illustrates her parents’ (Albert and Tina Grimmie) and brother’s commitment to supporting her – and their own financial investments. They all moved to Los Angeles from 2012–2013 and, according to the suit, Grimmie “provided financial support to her parents.” Her brother, Marcus, also worked as her road and co-tour manager. 

While the Plaza Theater has previously implemented more serious security measures for some past events, it did not for Grimmie’s concert, the suit states. That decision came despite that more than 40 percent of Florida households contain at least one fire arm – giving reason to believe that concert attendees might bring firearms with them if prohibitive security measures are not put in place. The suit also states the theater’s general manager of six years had been fired nine days before the casualty and replaced with a new general manager who had only a week’s experience working there.

All three defendants, Grimmie’s family asserts, owed a duty to protect the concert’s performers and its attendants and failed: “The loss of Christina was caused by the negligent and culpable conduct of the defendants who failed to provide adequate security measures to protect Christina at the Plaza Live Theater on June 10, 2016.”

As individuals and on behalf of Grimmie’s estate, Grimmie’s family requests a recovery the future support the singer would have provided to her family members, the singer’s projected income after taxes had she lived to normal life expectancy and any and all medical and funeral expenses paid. Grimmie’s parents, Albert and Tina, are also requesting damages for their mental pain and suffering from their loss. Her brother, Marcus, is requesting compensation for the physical and emotional trauma Grimmie’s loss caused, as well.

The Grimmies are requesting a jury trial. There has been no response and no date has yet been set for any hearings.

TL:DR – The Grimmie family has filed a lawsuit against the team’s behind The Plaza Live theater. The Grimmie’s request compensation for mental pain, the money Christina would have made and shine a light onto the security concerns from that night. Jury trial has been request by The Grimmie’s. 

Christina Grimmie’s “frans” are still unable to wrap their heads around the singer’s senseless and untimely death on Friday.

The Voice alum and YouTube star opened for the pop-rock group, Before You Exit, at Orlando’s Plaza Live Theater. After their concert ended, they all took a moment to sign autographs within the venue when a man opened fire and shot Christina. She passed away shortly thereafter.

Now, one of Christina’s fans who was in attendance at the show is opening up about the tragic events and how it was just a “normal” night for the singer.

“It really hasn’t hit me yet that she’s gone, but it’s just really shocking and heartbreaking, to have been there especially.”

“She’s always so bubbly and energetic on stage. She loves what she does. It was just a normal night for her. I remember the last song she sang was a very upbeat song… She loves singing and performing. She was just very energetic like always.” X


The Voice star Christina Grimmie shot dead by gunman who opened fire at her Florida concert

A gunman opened fire at a Florida concert venue as singer Christina Grimmie signed autographs for fans after a show, killing the onetime star of The Voice before shooting and killing himself.
Police said that the 22-year-old singer had performed with the band Before You Exit at The Plaza Live in Orlando.
The concert ended about 10pm, and Grimmie was shot as she signed autographs for fans at a merchandise table. Grimmie’s brother immediately tackled the gunman, who then shot and killed himself during the struggle.
The gunman was not identified, and police have not said why he attacked the singer. An investigation is continuing, but police credited the singer’s brother with preventing the gunman from hurting others.
Christina Grimmie's Killer Has Been Identified

On Friday night singer Christina Grimmie was tragically shot dead as she held a meet-and-greet with fans after a concert in Orlando.

The 22-year-old singer, who shot to fame in the US after appearing on The Voice, was shot multiple times as her brother tackled the gunman to the ground, with her killer eventually turning the gun on himself.

Now the man has been identified by police as 27-year-old Kevin James Loibl, with authorities claiming that he did not intend to kill himself after shooting Christina as he’d booked a return train ticket to St. Petersburg, Florida.

The singer had opened for the band Before You Exit at The Plaza Live in Orlando and excitedly told her fans that she would be signing autographs and posing for selfies after the show.

Loibl approached Christina carrying two handguns, two loaded magazines and a hunting knife, opening fire.

During a press conference Orlando Police Chief John Mina said that it was likely that the attacker was a deranged fan who did not know Christina personally, saying: “That would be speculation, but that’s what it’s looking like.

"There’s no indication that he knew her, we’re looking into that to try and find a motive for the crime.

"He came here to commit this crime and had plans to travel back to where he came from.”

Our thoughts are with Christina’s friends and family at this incredibly tragic time.