Madison Brooks‘ father is suing nearly everyone concerned in his daughter’s dying, together with the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, bar who served the underage coed, the suspects who allegedly raped her and the Lyft driver who fatally struck her.
“Madison’s tragic death has taken a devastating emotional toll on her father, and that devastation continues each and every day,” John Brooks’ lawyer David Courcelle stated in an announcement to the media.
“It is now time to carry Reggie’s Bar, its staff, and others, accountable for their irresponsible actions and neglect of Louisiana’s consuming legal guidelines that led to the dying of Madison.
“Reggie’s was infamous for serving underage people’ alcohol and this time, the ending was the tragic dying of a good looking and gifted younger woman, Madison Brooks.”
John Brooks, who is Madison’s biological dad, has been relatively quiet since his 19-year-old daughter, a sophomore at Louisiana State University, was allegedly raped in January after a night of drinking at Reggie’s bar and later died after her alleged attackers let her out on a highway, where she was hit by a Lyft driver.
But he came out swinging in a recently filed civil wrongful death lawsuit.
The legal action names nearly a dozen employees from Reggie’s, which has been shut down by the state; Madison’s alleged rapists; Lyft and the driver who hit Madison that night; and several insurance companies.
“Said defendants are justly and really indebted, collectively, severally, and in solido unto plaintiff for the accidents, damages and supreme dying sustained by Madison,” the lawsuit says.
The legal action accuses Reggie’s employees in LSU’s social hub Tigerland — which has become a crime-ridden area near campus with little-to-no lighting and sidewalks — of overserving his underage daughter.
Starting about 10:12 p.m. on Jan. 14, Madison was allegedly served 24 alcoholic beverages over a three-hour span, “regardless of being visibly intoxicated,” in accordance with the lawsuit.
The lawsuit documents each drink and alleges that she fell at least four times.
“Madison is sitting close to/on the entrance doorways when she falls off a stool. She remained on the bottom for roughly 30 seconds whereas staff moved previous her,” the lawsuit alleges after she fell for the fourth time.
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Madison’s four alleged attackers have since been indicted on varying degrees of rape charges. All the suspects pleaded not guilty in criminal court.
Two of the suspects allegedly raped Madison and let her out on a busy, four-lane highway called Burbank Drive in Baton Rouge early in the morning on Jan. 15, where prosecutors said she stumbled into the street and was hit by a car.
The driver was named in the lawsuit, although law enforcement cleared him of wrongdoing. Two other good Samaritans pulled over and tried to assist Madison while the driver was on the phone with 911.
Who does the lawsuit name?
The lawsuit names nearly a dozen Reggie’s employees who allegedly overserved the LSU sophomore and didn’t intervene.
The lawsuit specifically names Darin Adams and John Landry, the owners; four bartenders listed as “bartender no. 1-4”; and bar managers Andy Gleneck, Alex Schexnayder, Landon Rees and Jackson Robichaux.
Reggie’s has since closed because of the incident.
Fox News Digital reached out to Kris Perret, the lawyer who was representing Reggie’s before it closed.
He said the defendants haven’t been served yet and subsequently haven’t been able to review the allegations, “however as soon as they do, they may reply accordingly and appropriately.”
John Brooks’ lawsuit names Madison’s alleged attackers Kaivon Washington, Desmond Carter, Casen Carver, and Everett Lee, who are also fending off criminal charges in connection with her alleged rape.
Fox News Digital reached out to the suspects’ lawyers.
One of the lawyers, Joe Long, who represents Carver, said in an email that he hasn’t been served with the lawsuit and will withhold comment as he focuses on the criminal case, “which is our precedence.”
“Casen didn’t hurt Madison Brooks,” he said. “We select not to do that case within the media. The proof will clear his identify at trial.”
John Brooks’ lawsuit also names the Lyft driver, who police cleared of any wrongdoing after he stopped and immediately called 911 and whose name is being withheld by Fox News Digital, as well as the company Lyft Inc. and several insurance companies.
Lyft didn’t immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.