EXCLUSIVE: Paul Walker Deadly Crash – Porsche Demands Driver’s Widow Cough Up $37k in Legal Battle
The Dirty can exclusively report the legal battle over Paul Walker’s car crash – which resulted in his untimely death – is getting nasty with the car company Porsche demanding the driver’s widow cough up $37k+ for what they paid to defend themselves in the case they won.
Kristine Rodas – the widow of Roger Rodas – filed suit last year against Porsche claiming the Porsche Carrera her husband was driving with Paul Walker in the passenger seat had a faulty part in the suspension which caused the car to crash.
Porsche fired back at Rodas lawsuit claiming they are not at fault for her husband’s death … and it was solely the result of his own actions while driving their car. The car company denied all allegations the car model had defects and they were aware of them and never told the public about the problems. Porsche demanded the suit be thrown out and Rodas widow be awarded nothing!
The company also said the 2005 Carrera GT that Rodas was driving with Paul Walker in the passenger seat was abused and altered following the original sale of the car and that the alterations contributed to the deadly crash. They also accused Roger of misusing and/or improperly maintaining the car.
The federal court judge came back with his decision last year and sided with the car company by dismissing the entire case before it went to trial. He said Rodas failed to provide enough evidence to show Porsche was liable for the crash. She is currently appealing the decision.
While the appeal has been pending, Porsche headed back to court recently demanding Rodas pay up on $37,706.33 for court costs they spent defending themselves in the case. They previously attempted to have her pay a bill for $71,169.74 related to their court expenses but she blasted them claiming it the bill was exorbitant and unlawful.
Fun Fact – the company who owns Porsche is worth an estimated $20 billion dollars +.