Comedian Tracy Morgan has spoken out against Walmart after the retail giant seemed to blame a truck crash that injured Morgan on him.
A Walmart truck hit a limo carrying Morgan and several others in June. Morgan was injured, and his friend James McNair was killed in the crash.
In a court filing, Walmart blamed Morgan and McNair because they reportedly weren’t wearing seatbelts when the truck hit the limo, according to the Associated Press. Morgan sued Walmart in July, citing negligence on behalf of Walmart, which owned the truck.
Here’s Morgan’s statement, broadcast by CNBC:
After I heard what Walmart said in court I felt I had to speak out. I can’t believe Walmart is blaming me for an accident that they caused. My friends and I were doing nothing wrong. I want to thank my fans for sticking with me during this difficult time. I love you all. I’m fighting hard every day to get back.
Morgan, who formerly starred in NBC shows “30 Rock” and “Saturday Night Live,” spent weeks in rehab after the crash recovering from his injuries.
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