It didn’t take long for “30 Rock” star Tracy Morgan to respond to Walmart’s claim that he was responsible for the injuries he sustained in a June car crash. Representatives for the chain store told a federal court Morgan and others in his car were injured in the collision with a Walmart truck due to their not wearing seatbelts.
In a statement, reported by Variety, Morgan says, “After I heard what Walmart said in court I felt I had to speak out. 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.”
Walmart’s claim that “by failing to exercise ordinary care in making use of available seatbelts, upon information and belief, plaintiffs acted unreasonably and in disregard of plaintiffs’ own best interests,” was in response to lawsuit blaming the driver of the truck, who had been awake for 24 consecutive hours.
Three others in Morgan’s car have files lawsuits against Walmart, while fellow comedian James McNair died in the accident.