Christina Grimmie‘s family just announced that they have filed a lawsuit against AEG Live and the venue where she was killed.
The 22-year-old singer was fatally shot by a fan after a concert on June 10 at Plaza Live in Orlando, Fla.
The Grimmie family are alleging wrongful death and negligent infliction of emotional distress caused by her shooting, according to Billboard.
Christina‘s family is requesting a recovery of future support the singer would have provided to her family, her projected income if she had lived to normal life expectancy, medical and funeral expenses, as well as damages for their mental pain and suffering.
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Plaza Foundation, which owns Plaza Live, and the security company working the event are also named in the suit.
The suit states that “superficial bag checks” were conducted instead of pat downs or metal detectors which could have caught weapons and they “failed to take adequate security measures to ensure the safety of the performers and the attendees at the concert venue.”
Jacquie Lee has made a triumphant return to music with a gorgeous new song called “Somebody’s Angel”.
The singer — who you remember as the voice behind “It’s Our World” from Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom — took some time off of music after BFF Christina Grimmie‘s untimely death.
“I was having a really hard time getting back into my routine and my normal life,” Jacquie shared about the track inspiration and her encounter with one special homeless woman. “She asked me if I had ever dealt with death and if I believed in a heaven. Surprisingly, I started opening up to her within seconds.”
She adds, “All of the details of the pain of loss and faith came spilling out of my mouth. Before I had to leave, she left me with the words, ‘Don’t worry, she is in a better place I promise you. She’s somebody’s angel now.”
The note, from parents Bud and Tina and brother Marcus, says that they plan to release music that Christina recorded before her untimely passing this year.
“We would like to express our deepest appreciation for the love and support you have shown our Christina during her brief but richly filled life. She loved her ‘frands’ and tried every day in every manner she could to find new ways to reach, please and inspire them through her God-given gift of music,” the note says.
It continued, “As her family, we are fully committed to continuing her legacy as she would have wished and will be constantly updating you, the frands, with all Christina-related activities, including her unreleased music and new mixes of existing music. We send our sincerest love and thanks once again for allowing her the privilege of living out her dreams through and with you!”
Earlier this fall, Christina‘s manager Brian Teefey also wrote something about her music.
“Most importantly, we are hard at work on the music Christina was working on before she was tragically taken from us. I have very little details at the moment other than having some phenomenal music. As soon as we have concrete release dates in mind, you guys will be the first to know.”
Titled “Without You,” with the late singer starring as Jessica, who is at a crossroads in her life and catches her boyfriend in the act of cheating on her.
She is gripped by insecurities only to realize that she is doing more damaged to her own heart and future than any relationship ever could.
Jessica has an upcoming showcase where she hopes to prove to herself and others that her music is as strong as her desire to be great. With the showcase days away she can’t seem to put together her set or her songs.
Jessica is torn between boyfriend issues, her creative issues and a general feeling of self-doubt. She confides in the people closest to her and they all give her words of wisdom along her path of self-discovery.
Her beloved grandmother reminds her that all the security, strength and love she needs is in that powerful voice on the other side of her heart. Jessica finds her path by doing what she loves. She sings from her heart.