Gregg Allman No Longer Involved In Midnight Rider Lawsuit
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Gregg Allman No Longer Involved In Midnight Rider Lawsuit

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on October 31, 2014

in News

Gregg Allman has something more to celebrate this week besides his band’s triumphant final show. He has been dropped from the lawsuit over film tech Sarah Jones’ death on the set of the film Midnight Rider.

Rider was based on Allman’s autobiography, My Cross to Bear and, although Gregg had nothing to do with the actual production, he was included in the initial lawsuit by the parents of Jones who was killed on the set of the film during pre-production.

Jeff Harris, the attorney for the family, said that Allman, executive producer Michael Lehman and the film’s distributor, Open Road Films, were no longer targets of the proceedings. Executive producers, in general, handle financial and legal issues on films and are not involved in day-to-day activities on the set. The distributor handles getting the film into theaters. Midnight Rider was still in pre-production and far from the point where Open Road would be involved.

The attorney said in a statement:

This firm was hired by Richard and Elizabeth Jones to find out exactly what happened to their daughter, what decisions were made that led to that fateful day and to determine, and ultimately hold accountable, those who were involved. After reviewing the many thousands of pages of documents, and other information we have obtained through the legal discovery process, it is clear that Mr. Allman and Mr. Lehman had no involvement in any of the decisions that resulted in Sarah’s death. Our investigation has also shown that, in this case, Open Road Films was not directly involved in the poor decisions that led to this horrific event and the tragic loss of Sarah’s life. As a result, we are dismissing all claims against the three parties.”

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