Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Walmart blames Tracy Morgan for his accident

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Earlier this year, Tracy Morgan was seriously injured in a crash with a Walmart truck, as the driver of said truck had been working too much overtime and was too exhausted behind the wheel. Tracy was in critical condition for a while and has since mostly recovered, but he wants to sue Walmart for the accident and they’re not having it. You see, they say it’s Tracy’s own fault because he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt. Uh… what?

From People:

Morgan – along with his assistant Jeffrey Millea, his wife Krista Millea, and comedian Ardie Fuqua – filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court in New Jersey against the retail giant in July. The lawsuit states that Walmart had its driver working under “unreasonable” conditions – it claims the driver had been awake for over 24 hours and that he fell asleep at the wheel, which caused the collision.

“As a result of Walmart’s gross, reckless, willful, wanton, and intentional conduct, it should be appropriately punished with the imposition of punitive damages,” stated the complaint.

Walmart filed a response to Morgan’s lawsuit on Monday, denying culpability for the accident.

According to legal documents obtained by PEOPLE, the company states that Morgan’s complaint “fails to set forth any facts which are sufficient to support a direct and/or vicarious claim of negligence as to Walmart.” It also states that “the damages about which plaintiffs complain were not proximately caused by any authorized actions by Walmart and/or its employees, agents, servants or representatives.”

Furthermore, it alleges that any injuries that were sustained during the crash “were caused, in whole or in part, by plaintiffs’ failure to properly wear an appropriate available seatbelt restraint device.”

Uh, look – no doubt his injuries were worse because he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, and EVERYONE should wear a seatbelt when they get in a car. Seriously, fastening my seatbelt is the first thing I do, because seatbelts can and do save lives. However, to say that most of it was Tracy’s fault because he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt? Fuck Walmart, man. Maybe if they weren’t shitty employers who force their workers to nearly kill themselves for minimum wage and barely any benefits, there would be fewer accidents, and, you know, less miserable people in the world.

Also, uh, are they seriously trying to say that Tracy would have had NO injuries (and that the passenger who died wouldn’t have) if they’d all been wearing seatbelts? That they miraculously would have walked away completely unharm despite being slammed into by one of YOUR drivers who fell asleep at the wheel? What kinda world do we live in?

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Chris Brown shoves a woman (again)

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I’m begrudgingly going to give Chris Brown a tiny, miniscule bit of slack on this story. Very, very begrudgingly. You see, Chris shoved a woman pretty hard to move her out of the way after she tried to kiss him. The woman was an overzealous fan who was totally in the wrong and violated his personal space, sure – I get that. However, given Chris’s history with violence and, you know, beating women, you’d have thought he could have let his security handle it – because he did indeed have security around.

From TMZ:

Chris performed at Limelight Houston over the weekend, and while he and Karreuche Tran were walking through the crowd … a woman stepped in front of him and reached out … apparently trying to kiss him. CB gave her a pretty hard shove with his right forearm to move her out of the way.

 

It doesn’t look like the fan was hurt. Obviously, not a smart move for someone with Chris’ track record to mix it up with fans — especially women — even when they start it.

Yep.

I mean, again, this woman was out of line and you should never violate someone else’s space, man or woman… but really, Chris? You take heavies with you EXACTLY for this reason – to remove any issues so that YOU DO NOT GET INVOLVED. Of course, he’ll say this was just an automatic reaction, which kinda proves everyone’s point about him…

P.S. what do you think of the pic of Chris as Guy Fieri? Like, what the hell?

The Daily Links

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Jessica Alba gets your heart racing in her skin-tight jeans [Popoholic]

Matt Bomer is looking good on the set of ‘Magic Mike XXL’ [Socialite Life]

It seems Ariana Grande is giving off the underage stripper vibe [Moe Jackson]

What the hell has Avril Lavigne done to herself? [Celebslam]

Rihanna opted not to wear a bra again – no one complains [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]

Adam Levine is gross and covered in blood [Lainey Gossip]

Don’t ask Britney Spears whether she needs a man [I'm Not Obsessed]

Josie Cunningham‘s story just got even weirder [The Blemish]

Emily Ratajkowski is getting sexy for ‘Cosmo’ [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]

This is what old people think of the ’50 Shades of Grey’ trailer [Romance Beat]

Victoria Beckham gets hands on at her boutique [ICYDK]

Celebrities really love pizza more than you do [theBERRY]

Beyonce crashed the Global Citizen Festival and it was perfection [The Frisky]

Kendall Jenner is doing really well at Paris Fashion Week [TooFab]

Nicki Minaj put her nipple on Instagram just for you [

What's going on with Benedict Cumberbatch's hair? [Celebitchy]

Britney Spears has extended her Vegas residency [PopBytes]

This dog ate all the cheese and he knows it [Celebuzz]

Let’s all watch Charlie Hunnam ride his motorcycle around [Socialite Life]

Kaley Cuoco‘s new haircut is pretty damn awful [Moe Jackson]

Selena Gomez is bringing her cleavage to Instagram [Popoholic]

Bryanna Holly looks really hot in a bikini [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]

The police are raining on Gwyneth Paltrow‘s parade [Celebslam]

I’m not sure what’s going on with Tom Cruise here [Lainey Gossip]

Maitland Ward wore see-through panties [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]

Reese Witherspoon has more to her than meets the eye [I'm Not Obsessed]

Does Kim Kardashian think it’s Halloween or something? [The Blemish]

Kendra Wilkinson is determined to save her marriage [ICYDK]

Jennifer Lopez has a bit more than a nice ass [theBERRY]

Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig trolled a clueless reporter [The Frisky]

Bella Thorne doesn’t care if she’s seen as weird [TooFab]

Stevie Nicks was once pregnant with Don Henley’s baby [Celebitchy]

Taylor Swift has been sued by a chauffer service [Celebuzz]