Paul Walker’s Dad Sues Crash Driver’s Family for $1.8M in Exotic Cars [WATCH VIDEO]
Paul Walker’s dad has sued the family of crash driver, Roger Rodas, for close to two million dollars, alleging Rodas’ estate hasn’t returned exotic cars which belonged to his late son. Read for further details.
Paul William Walker III has levelled charges on the family of Roger Rodas, the ill-fated driver of the Porsche Carrera GT, which crashed into a lamppost and killed both Rodan and "Fast and Furious" star Paul Walker last November 2013.
According to Paul Senior, Rodas’ family is holding back a stable of expensive exotic vehicles worth a staggering $1.8 million belonging to his late son, and they haven’t returned a single one.
The legal documents filed listed down the fully and partially owned vehicles registered under the name of Paul William Walker IV. While they were alive, both Walker and Rodan were business partners who co-owned the performance and racing shop, Always Evolving, based in Valencia, California.
Now, daddy Walker is claiming the exotic cars belonging to his late son, and Rodas’ family aren’t budging an inch.
Walker III has filed a creditor’s suit claiming possession of:
"numerous automobiles and other motor vehicles that are either wholly or partially owned" by Paul William Walker IV, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Paul Senior is demanding the cars be returned, either that or a "proportionate share of any sales proceeds derived from the sale of such vehicles."
Unfortunately, the Rodas family, who are originally from El Salvador, are systematically denying this claim.
Walker and Rodas, who were 40 and 38 years old, respectively, when they died, bonded over their love for fast cars. Rodas was a former Bank of America/Merryl Lynch wealth consultant who eventually became Walker’s financial advisor — both of them indulging in their passion for cars and racing on a regular basis.
In early 2014, Rodas’ family filed a wrongful death suit against race car manufacturer, Porsche, alleging the model Rodas had been driving at the time of his death had no gas tank safety features or proper crash cage.
At the time of their fatal crash, Walker had been filming the seventh installment of "Fast and Furious." His succeeding scenes for the April 2015 movie were completed by his doppelganger brothers Cody and Caleb.
Watch this video of Paul Senior’s complaint:
Will Paul Walker and Roger Rodas ever rest in peace with their families feuding over their estate? Stay tuned for more entertainment and gossip news here at Movie News Guide (MNG).
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