DallasNews.com is reporting that WWE attorney Jerry McDevitt has issued a public response to the lawsuit filed against WWE by the family of the late Matt “Doink the Clown” Osborne.
As noted, the lawsuit filed by Osborne’s family alleges he suffered brain injuries during his time in WWE which lead to his untimely death in 2013.
McDevitt presented a similar argument against the Osborne case that he has presented in previous lawsuits of the same nature, by saying WWE is “being targeted by attorneys who tell [wrestlers and their families] there’s hundreds of thousands of dollars” to be made from lawsuits similar to those recently filed against the National Football League (NFL).
[The lawsuits] all different from the NFL. We never had anyone claim they had these kinds of injuries until [these attorneys] did it. They find the destitute, people who have no money, and told them there’s money to be made. That’s what is going on. … And I feel bad for these families, because they think they’ll make money off of this, and they’re not.”