During Diane Sawyer’s interview with Bruce Jenner last week, she told us that he couldn’t talk about that fatal car crash on PCH with her, because the investigation is still ongoing. What she meant is, the investigation is still ongoing and he can’t open up his mouth about it, because he’s about to get sued.
TMZ says that the 2 stepchildren of Kim Howe, the woman who died in the accident, have thrown a wrongful death lawsuit at Bruce Jenner. They accuse Bruce of being “careless and negligent” when he slammed his Escalade into the back of Kim Howe’s Lexus, causing her to shoot into the opposite lane where a Hummer hit her head on. Apparently, the LAPD has video from a passing MTA bus that proves that Bruce was in the wrong. The video reportedly shows Bruce not really paying attention before he hit Kim’s car.
Kim’s stepchildren, who are grown, claim in the lawsuit that Bruce was speeding. Some “law enforcement source” told TMZ that he was actually driving under the speed limit, not over it.
The lawsuit is a little side-eye-worthy, because Kim’s stepchildren claim they are suffering from loss of affection from losing their stepmother. But friends of Kim say that the stepchildren don’t live in California and her relationship with them was just like Pimp Mama Kris’ grasp on reality: non-existent. They had no relationship with Kim. Kim had no living relatives at the time of her death, so her stepchildren are the only ones who have a legal right to sue. In her will, she left everything to charity and a whole lot of nothing to her stepkids.
The Sheriff’s Department is still putting their Detective La Toya-brand magnifying glasses over all the evidence they have and they’ll hand the case over to the D.A. when they’re done. TMZ doesn’t think prosecutors will file any charges against Bruce.
I guess Bruce isn’t taking business advice from PMK anymore. Because she would’ve told him to legally change his name to his female name before those stepkids filed a lawsuit. That way when process servers knocked on the door to deliver the lawsuit, Bruce could say, “Bruce Jenner who? Never heard of him,” before slamming that shit shut.
And here’s Bruce’s ex-stepdaughter Kim Kartrashian wearing a totally flattering granny bathing suit tuxedo thing outside of Jimmy Kimmel Live yesterday.