Caitlyn Jenner has accused the paparazzi of contributing to her fatal car accident in February 2015. She claims that they were chasing and tailgating her, so they should be responsible for some of the monetary damages, TMZ reports.
According to TMZ, the I Am Cait star, 66, filed new documents in a lawsuit filed by one of the families. Jenner — who was known as Bruce at the time — says the photographers were driving recklessly to snap a photo of her. She refers to them as “stalkers,” and claims she was “visually distracted” before the accident, where every second counted.
As previously reported, Hollywood agent Jessica Steindorff stopped short on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, causing the driver of the following car, Kim Howe, to slam on her brakes. Then, the former Olympian crashed into Howe’s Lexus, which was pushed into oncoming traffic, and Howe was killed. She was 69 years old and left behind several stepchildren.
Jenner also blames Steindorff for her being the catalyst of the crash. The documents claim she was on her cell phone and was practically parked on the highway, instead of moving with the flow of traffic.
Back in December, Jenner settled a previous lawsuit with Steindorff, who said she suffered serious medical injuries from the accident. The former decathlon champion’s insurance company paid an undisclosed amount to Steindorff.
Jenner opened up about the harrowing incident to the Today show’s Matt Lauer in September 2015. “I was under the speed limit. I was going 46 in a 50,” she said. “I remember it happening [but] 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.”