by Steven Marrocco – MMAWeekly.com
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has been named as the defendant in a civil suit filed by a woman who claims his hit-and-run incident involving Orange County police caused her to give birth to a stillborn baby. The news comes from TMZ.com.
The woman, identified as Holly Griggs, says Jackson rammed her car “so he could escape and flee the scene.” As a result, she alleges, “the impact of her abdomen with the steering wheel caused her amniotic fluid membranes (bag of waters) to rupture, ultimately resulting in the stillbirth of her baby.”
Jackson was taken into custody on July 15 after a short chase which careened through the streets of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach, Calif. He initially pleaded not guilty to the charges, but later changed his plea to guilty when a deal was reached that would eliminate the possibility of jail time.
After a short investigation, the Orange County District Attorney’s office decided against filing additional charges related to Griggs in the case.
“We reviewed all the medical records and spoke with the victim’s physician, and the evidence showed that the loss of the fetus was not related to or a result of the crash caused by the defendant,” said Farrah Emami, spokesperson for the DA’s office.
Grigg’s civil lawsuit asks for $25,000 in damages for “property damage, personal injury and emotional distress.”
A call to Jackson’s attorney, Carol Lavacott, was not immediately returned.