Hidden E-mails In Paul Walker’s Wrongful Death Lawsuit Found
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It’s been three years since his passing, but the pain is still raw, for no-one more than his daughter, Meadow Walker.
New court documents filed this week show that Meadow Walker claimed Porsche Cars of North America are ‘improperly redacted’ damaging e-mails during her wrongful death lawsuit against the car company.
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In simpler terms, Walker is accusing the car company of a cover up in the case of her father’s death. One email in particular ‘concealed’ a manager’s statement, Walker said.
The statement – that 200 of the 1280 released Carrera GT’s have been totalled during the model’s first two years – seemingly celebrated the fact that crashes of the car were good for future sales.
Paul Walker was a passenger in a Carrera GT that crashed and ultimately killed him.
The e-mail read: “I thought this might interest you. Another Carrera GT bites the dust as a bodyshop mechanic who claimed he was going less than 30MPH smashed into a telephone pole. Looks like he was going more than thirty to me!!!
I was curious about a statistic that was mentioned to me and if anyone knows if it is accurate.
Total worldwide production of the Carrera GT was 1280 and to date over 200 of them were already totalled.
This would be great news to the remaining owners as the GT becomes more rare. Anyone know if these numbers are accurate?”
According to a report on TMZ, Meadow Walker’s lawyer said he learned the car company was trying to conceal discussion of ‘totalled’ Carrera GT’s when he switched computers while looking at redacted material from Porsche.
Text that was not visible on his PC became visible when he viewed the files on his Mac, according to the paperwork.
Walker’s new filing now states that Porsche tried to redact the emails because it supports her allegation that the car was defectively ‘designed and manufactured’.
Basically, the filing claims that Porsche were aware the Carrera GT was a ‘dangerous car’, but ‘failed to warn consumers’.