Victims of mass shootings at a Las Vegas country music festival said Monday they were outraged when they learned they were being sued by the company owning the hotel.
Jason McMillan, 36 years old The Deputy Sheriff of Riverside County, who was shot and paralyzed, said he could not believe that MGM officials were trying to accuse anyone but themselves.
"I just can not believe the boldness," McMillan said at a Southern California news conference where survivors, relatives, and attorneys of victims complained against the decision to file lawsuits against hundreds of victims.
"I'm not just a victim of the concert, I'm a survivor, and they're not going" We'll continue as long as it takes, "McMillan said.
MGM Resorts International sued victims in at least seven last week States to Get Federal Courts to Annulment of the Company's Liability for the Deadliest Mass Shootings in Modern U
In October, high-stakes player Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and wounded hundreds at the festival by hitting the crowd of his Paddock killed itself.
MGM's complaints to victims who have threatened or who have sued the company and voluntarily denied their claims argue that the shootout is classified as a terrorist act and that federally certified security services are used
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The company's decision to file lawsuits spurred a public outcry. On Monday, MGM Resorts spokeswoman Debra DeShong said the company faces dozens of lawsuits "We believe Congress has decided that these cases should be heard in federal courts, and that it is best and quickest to solve those cases by bringing anyone to justice, "said the US President. She said:
McMillan said he felt helpless at the concert when he fell to the ground and could not feel his legs. His girlfriend helped him pull his body over a fence, and others helped him lure him onto the back of a pickup truck, where he stared at the night sky and struggled to breathe, while the driver rode over curbs and Bushes plowed to overthrow him and other victims (19659002) When he woke up, doctors told him he had a bullet in his spine. He was afraid that his 4- and 7-year-old daughters would see him differently in a wheelchair. He's afraid of what they might miss, he said, because of him.
It was abusive to learn that he was being sued by MGM while trying to rebuild his life, McMillan said. And it brought him straight back helplessly.
"It makes me angry to think that this society can only try to renounce its responsibilities and its liability for what has happened," he said.
Associated Press writer Regina García Cano from Las Vegas contributed to this report.