Dj Am Addresses 'Untruths' In Plane Crash Lawsuit
ADAM 'DJ AM' GOLDSTEIN has fired back at reports he's filed suit against the estates of the pilots killed in his near-death plane crash last September (08) - insisting his intent to sue the insurance companies at fault was "misinterpreted".
Goldstein - who suffered third-degree burns in the South Carolina crash he survived with rocker Travis Barker - filed suit in Los Angeles County Superior Court on 23 December (08).
Online reports suggested the DJ sued the late pilot's estates, accusing the pair of deciding "to abort and/or reject the take-off in a negligent manner" allegedly being aware one or more tyres had blown as the jet reached take-off speed.
As a result, the plane overshot the runway and exploded into flames, costing two friends and pilots Sarah Lemmons, 31, and James Bland, 52, their lives.
Goldstein writes on his blog at DJAM.com: "Normally, I don't feel like I need to make a statement like this, but after I read some recently reported untruths I feel like I have to. I would never sue the deceased pilots' estates or personal holdings. I am more than grateful that I survived this horrible accident and I'd never try to take anything from those that didn't.
"Despite the misinterpretations of the lawsuit, this suit is against the insurance companies that insured the pilots. I'm not after Sarah's or James' personal estates nor their property. Everyone involved in this suit has suffered a great deal, and I would not do anything to make matters worse for the deceased family and friends.
"Daily I live with the guilt and grief of what happened that night, what I saw, who was lost and why I was spared. I have no words to express the pain that comes with knowing four people died, while I lived."
Drummer Barker and the mother of his bodyguard, Charles Still, both filed separate but similar lawsuits last month (Nov08).