The Walmart truck-driver who hit comedian Tracy Morgan’s limo on June 6 and left him fighting to regain full brain usage has finally spoken up. But not in remorse.
Kevin Roper is apparently upset that Morgan is suing Walmart, claiming that the actor has enough money since he was in a limo at the time of the accident, according to TMZ.
Morgan and the others in his camp involved in the crash are suing Walmart for negligence, claiming that Roper’s sleep deprivation due to his schedule as a long-haul truck driver contributed to the accident.
Roper has asked that this civil case be put on hold until after the criminal case for the death of comedian James McNair in the accident has finished. Morgan, however, wants to go ahead with the case because he needs the money from the judgement.
In legal documents, Roper has alluded to the fact that Morgan’s financial woes don’t come close to his, according to reports.
Since the accident, Morgan has been fighting to make a full recovery.
“He’s fighting to get better, and if there’s a chance for him to be back to the Tracy Morgan he once was, he’s going to try to do that,” his lawyer Benedict Morelli said. “But we just don’t know because of the severity of the injuries that he sustained and the fact that he had such a severe brain injury.”
In September Walmart made claims that some of the injuries sustained could have been prevented if the injured people had been wearing seat belts.
“After I heard what Walmart said in court I felt I had to speak out,” Morgan said in response. “I can’t believe Walmart is blaming me for an accident that they caused. My friends and I were doing nothing wrong. I want to thank my fans for sticking with me during this difficult time. I love you all. I’m fighting hard every day to get back.”