On August 26, 2007, Nick Bollea (Nick Hogan) was racing his yellow Toyota Supra in the middle of downtown Clearwater, FL when he lost control and struck a median. The car then flipped, hitting a palm tree with its backend. Nick Hogan (Bollea) escaped with minor injuries, but his passenger, 23 year old Marine and Iraqi war veteran, John J. Graziano, suffered massive head injuries and has remained in a coma ever since. Although tensions remain high between the two families, the Hogans had an open invitation to visit Graziano whenever they wanted. Not anymore. St. Petersburg Times reports:
Linda, Brooke and Nick Bollea are no longer welcome at the hospital bedside of John Graziano. That’s because the trio went to the hospital on Valentine’s Day with gifts, and images of their arrival showed up on celebrity news Web sites, the Graziano family’s attorneys said Wednesday. “We believe that it was a total (public relations) stunt,” said attorney Kimberley Kohn.”
And yes, the Hogans are getting their asses sued:
Whether a lawsuit will be filed in the wreck is a question of when, not if, the family’s attorneys said. The family faces “astronomical” costs to care for Graziano in the future, attorneys said. “We’ve tried very hard to avoid a circus atmosphere, which is very hard in this case,” attorney George Tragos said.”
I think I can speak for everyone when I say that if a swarm of alien mutant locusts attacked the Hogan’s house and abducted them so their organs could be harvested for fuel, that nobody would really have a problem with that.