Caitlyn Jenner and ESPY Awards Slammed by Car Crash Victim
Not everyone in the audience at the ESPY Awards last night (July 15) was moved by Caitlyn Jenner’s acceptance speech for her Arthur Ashe Courage Award.
Talent manager Jessica Steindorff was, like Caitlyn, one of the drivers involved in the four-car crash in Malibu, California, this February — an accident that claimed the life of 69-year-old Kimberly Howe.
Coincidentally, she happened to be a guest at the ESPYs, and now she’s criticizing Caitlyn’s honor in a statement to Entertainment Tonight.
“I find it difficult to understand how the culture we live in can honor a person who is responsible for taking a life and injuring several others with both an award and a reality show,” Jessica said. “For an individual who is such a positive role model in many aspects of her life, Caitlyn has failed to do the right thing and take responsibility for her actions.”
Though the authorities have not charged Caitlyn with anything, Jessica has filed a personal injury suit against her for $25,000, alleging the reality star drove “negligently, carelessly, recklessly, and wantonly.” Caitlyn also faces a wrongful death suit from Kimberly’s stepchildren.
“I would hope that someone who seems to greatly value the importance of human existence would be more sensitive to the fact that she ended another person’s life. Sadly we are living in a tabloid society,” Jessica concluded.