A Porsche employee joked that the number of crashes involving the car model that Paul Walker died in would be “great news” for Porsche owners, according to new papers filed in the lawsuit brought by the “Fast & Furious” star’s daughter Meadow.
According to the new papers, one recently revealed email from 2006 noted that “as many as 200 of the 1,280 Carrera GTs which Porsche produced had been ‘totaled’ in the first two years it was sold, 2004-2006.”
The papers go on to claim that one email from a Porsche manager stated, “Another Carrera GT bites the dust,” and crashes of GT’s “would be great news to the remaining owners as the GT becomes more rare.”
According to the papers, Porsche produced documents to Meadow Walker’s legal team that were heavily redacted, with “at least 104 instances of redactions” that weren’t listed in a privilege log.
The redacted contents were only discovered in late December, the filing claims, when Walker’s attorney viewed the documents on a personal iMac after viewing them on an office PC, with the iMac making the redactions transparent.
The new papers, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, are seeking $52,752.50 in sanctions against Porsche over the redactions.
Walker’s attorney, Jeffrey L. Milam, said in a statement that the newly discovered material is evidence that Porsche knew the GT is “dangerous,” and accused the company of hiding “damaging evidence.”
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SOURCE: TheWrap, Tim Kenneally