Jenner was driving a black Cadillac SUV on February 7 that was the third vehicle involved in a multiple rear-end collision on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, police have said. Kimberly Howe, 69, was driving her Lexus when Jenner’s SUV hit her car from behind, sending it into oncoming traffic where it was hit by another SUV.She died at the scene, police said.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock in 2015, you know that Bruce Jenner made the decision at age 65 to identify with “her” female gender and live as a woman. Jenner told his story in a ground-breaking interview with Diane Sawyer, and followed that up a month later with his infamous “Vanity Fair” cover reveal as “Caitlyn Jenner” and explosive interview. Finally last month came the Reality Show on E! titled “I Am Cait” which has struggled in vain to find a loyal audience. Has the public reached its saturation point with Caitlyn? Or do we need to look a little deeper?
People are still angry about the fatal car accident Bruce Jenner caused that resulted in the death of one woman and injured another.The police investigation into a deadly four-car accident involving Caitlyn Jenner is finished and the results could lead to a misdemeanor manslaughter charge against the reality television star, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detective said Thursday 8/20.
“Jenner’s case is going to go to the district attorney next week to see if it is worthy of a misdemeanor violation for involuntary manslaughter,” Detective. Richard Curry said.
“We did determine in the investigation that Jenner was going at an unsafe speed for the prevailing conditions, even though he was traveling under the posted speed limit, But Jenner didn’t commit gross negligence,” Curry said.
The 1976 Olympic decathlon champion released a statement after the accident: “My heartfelt and deepest sympathies go out to the family and loved ones, and to all of those who were involved or injured in this terrible accident. “It is a devastating tragedy, and I cannot pretend to imagine what this family is going through at this time. I am praying for them.”
Two of Howe’s stepchildren and the driver of a Prius that had stopped in front of Howe’s car are suing Jenner. The Prius driver, Jessica Steindorff, was cited for driving on a suspended license, Curry said.
Jenner has declined to comment on the charges which could result in up to a year in prison.
Unfortunately for Caitlyn Jenner the investigation for the automobile accident has been in the news during the early weeks of her series premiere of “I Am Cait.” The show’s week 2 performance -47% over the premiere episode and 9th place in its time slot. Week 3 numbers a declined further -12% with only 1.2M viewers remaining from the 2.7M premiere. The car accident isn’t the only bad press the former Olympian has faced to alter ratings this dramatically.
In a nutshell ….Caitlyn is just as boring as Bruce! The NY Post article below hits the nail on the head!
Beyond the sheer confusion of it all, “I Am Cait” suffers from many of the same ills that plagued HBO’s gay-themed “Looking” and other television shows rooted in identity politics: A boring chief protagonist whose minority status does not a personality make. Indeed, throughout the Kardashian television canon, no character was . . . well . . . duller than Bruce Jenner. He was a good husband, great dad and enviable golf player (and, of course, Olympic deity). But a scintillating on-air presence? Meh — not so much. Bruce worked well as a background presence; Caitlyn, however, struggles to carry a scene.
Ultimately, Jenner suffers from an acute sense of ho-humness that no amount of makeup, surgery or Vanity Fair covers can erase. As Cait, she may now be the most visible member of America’s most-talked-about minority group. But no matter how hard she tries, Cait simply can’t undo Bruce’s decades of boring white-dudeness.
The Post goes on to say that for Caitlyn’s show to survive she needs to enlist the family that made her famous again after long-ago Olympic glory-The Kardashians.
Mostly — and I shudder to write this — Jenner needs to reach back out to (and get on the air!) the people who helped make her a reality star in the first place: Her bodacious brood of Kardashian hot-mess-ness. Because ultimately, whether it’s Kris or Kylie or Kim, no member of the Kardashian industrial complex is strong (or smart!) enough to stand on her own. Their cultural validity only works as a familial organism — feeding and co-branding and synergizing off each other.
And while she may have a new face, hot bod and totally different gender, even Caitlyn Jenner is simply no exception.