Caitlyn Jenner sued for a second time for fatal car accident in February

In February, Caitlyn Jenner was involved in a multi-car accident on the Pacific Coast Highway which resulted in one fatality. A three car pileup occurred in which Jenner’s vehicle, an Escalade towing an ATV, rear-ended the car in front of her. Here’s CNN’s description of the accident: “The first vehicle was a black Toyota Prius… Behind it was a white Lexus sedan that also hit its brakes.

Jenner’s Escalade was towing a trailer with an all-terrain vehicle on it when it ran into the Lexus from behind, Brooks said. The Lexus spun into oncoming traffic and was hit by a Hummer H2. The driver of the Lexus was killed.”

TMZ reports that Jenner was driving under the speed limit when the accident occurred. She was also smoking at the time, not texting as was widely reported. Around that time, Jenner issued a statement expressing sympathy toward the victim’s family and saying, in part, that she was praying for the family and could not “pretend to imagine” what they were going through.

Jenner did not address the accident during her interviews with ABC or Vanity Fair due to pending litigation from the victim’s family. She was sued for wrongful death in April by two stepchildren of the deceased. Now Jenner has been sued again by another victim of the crash, the Prius driver. Radar online has more details, including the court documents, which state that the plaintiff was injured and suffered medical and personal expenses.

As Radar reports, Jenner’s insurance only covers $250,000 worth of damages and she has not faced charges for the accident. (TMZ has claimed that this is unlikely.)

In other news about Caitlyn, she’s reportedly pitching various reality and television shows that are “based on various angles of transgender awareness.” She’s not going to do a KUWTK spin off at all, she’s going her own way. After all, she learned from the best.

Also, Clint Eastwood made a dismissive/arguably transphobic comment about Caitlyn while he was presenting at the Spike TV Guy’s Choice Awards. He was introducing The Rock when he compared him to other athletes turned actors, like “Jim Brown and Caitlyn somebody.” Those remarks will be cut from the broadcast when it airs. This is the same dude who talked to a chair for ten minutes on stage. It’s not like he’s known for being witty or appropriate.


photos credit: Annie Leibovitz/Vanity Fair

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  1. Loopy says:

    What was Clinit insinuating that Jenner is playing one big PR stunt??? But Clint is old school he may have generally forgotten a reality stars name.

    • Norman Bates' Mother says:

      At first I thought it might have been a dig at Caitlyn being a member of the klan rather than transphobia, but it’s Clint after all – he doesn’t deserve this much credit.

    • Kiddo says:

      I think he was interrupted by the chair and lost his train of thought.

    • DottieDot says:

      Whatever. Why don’t we all try to be less sensitive!

      • msw says:

        Are you willing to try to be less sensitive to other people’s sensitivities?

        Calling someone “oversensitive” when they are being marginalized is pretty callous.

      • Maria says:

        Why don’t you try not discounting other people’s feelings on any matter? If it doesn’t bother you, great! Either listen to what other people have to day, or keep it moving. No one is asking you to feel the way they do.

  2. Luca76 says:

    I’m glad its finally on the record that she wasn’t on the phone during the accident.
    I say settle with the family and put the whole thing behind her.

    • Hudson Girl says:

      The family suing are just after money. Reports are that they were the woman’s step-children, whom she hadn’t even really seen for a few years. They just see a pay day because Caitlyn’s rich.

      • Luca76 says:

        That may or may not be the case but she should still settle.

      • vauvert says:

        There are two different lawsuits. The Lexus was driven by the woman who was killed. Jenner asked the judge to throw out her step kids’ lawsuit and maybe that is fair, but this second lawsuit was launched by the lady who was driving the Prius. (There were multiple vehicles involved and the Prius was one of them.) She was injured, her car damaged, she lost time at work…. How is that a money grab? Even if she wins the insurance covers it.

      • The Original G says:

        Isn’t the lady in the Prius, the one who stopped short to make and illegal U-turn that may have set off this entire sad chain of events?

      • Talie says:

        The woman with the Prius is the only one who should get anything. Sorry, stepchildren. Their story is a bit icky.

      • runCMC says:

        Yeah I’m pretty sure the Prius caused the accident so that’s pretty rich that the driver would sue. “How dare you hit the person behind me after I stopped illegally and caused a chain reaction that killed someone!”

      • Tiffany :) says:

        No one stopped short or attempted to make an illegal U-turn. Traffic slowed and Jenner didn’t adjust his speed and hit two cars.

    • Dirty Martini says:

      Why should she settle if she isn’t accused of wrong doing? All that does is encourage more and more and more frivolous lawsuits. These are adult step children who had not seen the woman in years. It’s a shakedown and its disgusting.

  3. Lahdidahbaby says:

    I want that black dress. Want it. Want.

  4. Liz says:

    The driver of the Hummer should also sue. I think he/she had 3 children in the vehicle. Often times when one is involved in a high impact accident, the neck is affected. One may not have any pain at the time of the accident, but many years later, they will develop arthritis in the neck area.

    • Luca76 says:

      I doubt that driver can sue Jenner do to no fault law. If the Hummer were to sue they’d have to sue the estate of the Lexus driver. (I’m assuming California is a no fault state)

      • LB says:

        I think there are usually loopholes in the no fault law for certain injuries or for allegations of negligent (or grossly negligent) behavior. Varies state to state.

        I don’t know what the Hummer driver would claim though.

    • Erinn says:

      I really don’t see how they could sue Jenner, since they were the ones who caused the last, fatal impact.

      • Kiddo says:

        They were driving in the correct lane, when a car was pushed in front of them. They didn’t cause any chain of events. The effect was that the driver was killed by their vehicle. The cause was that Jenner’s vehicle pushed the car in front of the hummer.

      • bettyrose says:

        The Hummer didn’t cause the accident, but they made it a fatal accident merely by driving death machine on a city street. It’s not illegal and they can’t be sued for it, but they’ll have to live with it.

      • Kiddo says:

        bettyrose, I don’t agree with the use of Hummers, but delivery trucks and semis are entirely legal and serve an important function, even though they are dangerous. It doesn’t boil down to the car those people were driving, but the fact that a car was pushed in front of them. One could also reasonably argue that Jenner, with that huge vehicle and tow, was following too close at any speed.

      • bettyrose says:

        Kiddo, don’t delivery trucks, etc. require a professional license to drive? Hummers don’t.

      • Kiddo says:

        It doesn’t matter what the license is, the reason that they hit the car was because it was pushed in front of them. It could have been parked and had the same fatal conclusion.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        What’s more dangerous than a Hummer? Any vehicle being driven by a distracted driver who isn’t paying attention to the traffic in front of them.

        Because of its weight and size, Hummers are dangerous. But a Ford Taurus is also a lethal weapon in the wrong hands.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I disagree that you should sue someone because you “might” have pain years down the road. That’s just greedy.

      • Kiddo says:

        I don’t know if it would fly, but if they have had counseling due to being involved in a fatal impact, they might have a case for emotional distress?

  5. AnnieC says:

    I think the media, including Web sites like Celebitchy, are becoming too PC. That comment by Clint was lame and a poor attempt at a “Caitlyn who??!” joke in light of all the media coverage. Dismissive maybe, but nothing transphobic about it. Caitlyn Jenner is an athlete turned actor — a lousy one like all of the K’s & J’s. When did Jenner become so sacrosanct??!!

    • Nicolette says:


    • Kiddo says:

      I don’t believe Jenner is sacrosanct. I don’t believe in the authenticity of the ‘PC’ term either.

    • Muddeline says:

      I agree with you completely
      Not everyone has to agree or like that Jenner transformed himself and it doesn’t make Me transphobic.. People are entitled to their opinion which we should all respect. This site acts too self righteous all the time. I rarely visit this site anymore.

    • DottieDot says:

      Totally agree! What would the people in this country do in the event of a true crisis? People in this country do not understand real problems that others in this world suffer through.

    • original kay says:

      don’t go to their FB page, then, last I was there the header photo was CJ’s pic from vanity fair.

      I laughed out loud.

    • leidub311 says:

      Ditto, thank you for pointing this out. Seemed a little ridiculous to me to jump to calling a man transphobic for a freaking joke about all the attention to the matter.

    • Dirty Martini says:

      On point, Annie. Couldn’t agree more.

  6. The Original G says:

    I thought that the step- children of the deceased woman had their suit thrown out once already by a judge. They, apparently have never had any contact with her at all?

    • vauvert says:

      Already responded to a similar question above…
      There are two different lawsuits. The Lexus was driven by the woman who was killed. Jenner asked the judge to throw out her step kids’ lawsuit and maybe that is fair, but this second lawsuit was launched by the lady who was driving the Prius. She was injured, her car damaged, she lost time at work…. How is that a money grab? Even if she wins the insurance covers it.

  7. Sugar says:

    She looks like she could be Cindy Crawford’s mom. I didn’t think Bruce Jenner would make a pretty woman but Caitlyn is attractive.

  8. Christin says:

    In a serious accident (particularly with multiple vehicles involved), $250K is not adequate insurance coverage, given today’s costs.

    With his wealth, an umbrella policy would be a wise move.

  9. zKimiez says:

    wouldn’t want to be a newly transgender women in prison

  10. 5thHouse says:

    I wondered what celebrity she reminded me of : she looks like Margot Kidder.

  11. iheartgossip says:

    I hope they get each and every dime. And, if he was still legally married to his Pimp, then I hope they sue for that money too.

  12. Pandy says:

    Tired of Caitlyn already ….

  13. Murray says:

    She smokes?!