(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The father of Jessica Michalik, the teenage girl who was fatally crushed during a Limp Bizkit performance at the 2001 Big Day Out festival in Sydney, Australia, is furious that a U.S. insurer has sued the rock band to avoid paying legals fees arising from his daughter’s death.
George Michalik told The Daily Telegraph that United National Insurance was shirking its responsibility. The insurer has asked a Los Angeles judge to declare it should not cover legal fees the band incurred fighting claims brought by Mr. Michalik and his estranged wife Barbara.
In its lawsuit, United National Insurance stated that Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst incited the audience to rush the stage. It also claimed the concert was not covered by a liability binder it issued for the band in 2000.
“The insurer wants to wipe their hands of what? I consider it peanuts what I received,” Michalik told the paper. “There is no way they should be running away from their responsibility especially since the band was cleared of any wrong doing at Jessica’s inquest.”
Mr. Michalik’s settlement with festival promoter Creative Entertainment Australia totaled more than $100,000. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers