Just days after the horrific tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, one of the victims has plans to file a lawsuit, because he feels the theater was negligent in protecting their patrons.
According to TMZ Torrence Brown Jr., who was in Century 16 Theater with James Homes went on a shooting spree, claims to now suffer from extreme trauma. One of Brown’s best friends, A.J. Boik, was shot in the chest and diet, however Brown was not injured.
Brown has reportedly hired attorney Donald Karpel to represent him. Karpel told TMZ that his lawsuit is targeting 3 defendants.
- The theater. Karpel claims it was negligent for the theater to have an emergency door in the front that was not alarmed or guarded. It’s widely believed Holmes entered the theater with a ticket, propped the emergency door open from inside, went to his car and returned with guns.
- Holmes’ doctors. Karpel says it appears Holmes was on several medications — prescribed by one or more doctors – at the time of the shooting and he believes the docs did not properly monitor Holmes.
- Warner Bros. Karpel says “Dark Knight Rises” was particularly violent and Holmes mimicked some of the action. The attorney says theater goers were helpless because they thought the shooter was part of the movie. Karpel tells TMZ, “Somebody has to be responsible for the rampant violence that is shown today.
Brown is the first victim in the Colorado tragedy to publicly take legal actions in response to the shootings.