Driver in Caitlyn Jenner Crash Criticizes ESPYs Honor: "She Ended Another Person's Life"
"Caitlyn has failed to do the right thing and take responsibility for her actions."
Caitlyn Jenner was honored at the ESPYs on Wednesday, but not everyone in the audience was supportive of her receiving the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Jessica Steindorff, one of the drivers involved in the fatal four-car crash with Jenner, said she is very disappointed with the decision to give Jenner the honor.
“I find it difficult to understand how the culture we live in can honor a person who is responsible for taking a life and injuring several others with both an award and a reality show,” Steindorff told Entertainment Tonight. “For an individual who is such a positive role model in many aspects of her life, Caitlyn has failed to do the right thing and take responsibility for her actions.”
Steindorff is suing Jenner for more than $25,000 for causing the accident by driving "negligently, carelessly, recklessly and wantonly." Jenner also is being sued by the stepchildren of the woman who died in the collision.
“I would hope that someone who seems to greatly value the importance of human existence would be more sensitive to the fact that she ended another person’s life," said Steindorff, who was in the ESPYs audience as a guest. "Sadly, we are living in a tabloid society."