Yes – just for once I am at a loss for words.
The background to the story is simple and tragic.
In March 2016 a family were out for a drive in Donegal. In the course of the day the driver of the car reversed onto a slipway at a harbour, presumably as part of a manoeuvre. Unfortunately the slipway was covered in algae and the car slid back out of control into the sea and the entire family were trapped inside. As people watched horrified, the driver managed to squeeze his four month old daughter through the window to a bloke who was trying desperately to help. This bloke passed the infant to his girlfriend, Stephanie Knox.
Sadly all the remaining occupants of the car were drowned. The infant was the only survivor. It was a tragedy, plain and simple.
So what has me bereft of words?
Apparently Stephanie Knox – whose only part in the tragedy was to hold the infant and keep her warm – is suing the estate of the dead family for “loss of earnings and other matters”.
What the blue blind fuck?
I could give Ms Knox the benefit of the doubt and assume that the original report was in error and the other two just picked up the incorrect version without checking the facts, but that seems a bit far fetched?
Or else she accidentally sued the wrong people by mistake? I find that hard to believe too.
There is a clue in yet another paper.
Her sister posted on Facebook that “a number of people” who were present on the pier on the day of the tragedy were lodging claims and her sister then sought advice from a solicitor.
So a number of people who were present but who were doing fuck all except gawking at the tragedy unfold were suing? For what? They did nothing at all except stare. Are they claiming for Post Traumatic Distress? If they were so fucking traumatised then they should have looked the other way. No one was forcing them to watch. I have witnessed far worse when some cyclists were killed right in front of me. Yes I was traumatised but time heals and it never occurred to me to sue anyone, even for the damage to my car. It was a tragedy and it is morally reprehensible to attempt to profit from it.
By my understanding, Ms Knox didn’t even consider suing until she saw Farcebook, whereupon she jumped at the chance to get herself a few bob. All she did was follow the sheep in the chance of some easy cash.
What we have here is a mob of grasping bottom feeders who see the chance of some free money. If they were financially at a loss because of some damage to their property then there may be an argument, but to claim just because they were merely present is the lowest of the low. Even to consider a claim is beyond any common decency.
Society has hit yet another low.