PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The family of slain Evesham Township, New Jersey singer, Christina Grimmie, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the concert promoter and the Orlando venue where she was shot.
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According to the lawsuit, the defendants failed to take adequate security measures to ensure the safety of the performers and attendees at the concert, pointing out that security involved superficial bag checks instead of pat downs or metal detectors.
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Grimmie’s brother is also seeking damages for the physical and emotional trauma he suffered for attempting to save his sister’s life.