Relatives of four passengers killed last month with Jenni Rivera in a plane crash in Mexico filed a lawsuit against Rivera’s company Thursday alleging the singer was negligent when she hired a faulty Learjet 25.
The civil lawsuit filed in a Los Angeles court seeks unspecified financial compensation from Jenni Rivera Enterprises. It claims Rivera picked the aircraft owned by Las Vegas-based Starwood Management and should have known the state of the plane and the pilots’ status.
“There are a lot of doubts about why Jenni Rivera chose that aerial clunker,” said attorney Vance Owen, of Kiel & Larson, who represents the plaintiffs.
Rivera’s publicist, Arturo Rivera, her makeup artist, Jacob Yebale, her stylist, Jorge Sanchez, her lawyer, Mario Macias, and the two pilots were among the seven people killed when the aircraft crashed Dec. 9 in northern Mexico. READ FULL STORY »