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A Dancing With the Stars judge is accused of negligence in a car accident in 2019.

On February 18, 2021, a man named Jessie Raymond Zimbro filed a civil lawsuit against Dancing With the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba over a car accident that Zimbro said caused serious injuries. Zimbro said on his file that the accident was Inaba’s fault due to negligence, according to court documents Heavy received.

Here’s what you need to know:

Zimbro says Inaba was negligent about her speed

According to the complaint filed with the California Supreme Court, County Los Angeles, Zimbro said he and Inaba were involved in a motor vehicle collision on December 16, 2019 near the Coldwater Canyon Driver and Betty Lane in Los Angeles, California.

Zimbro said Inaba owed other drivers and pedestrians an obligation to “exercise reasonable care” when operating a motor vehicle on the road, but Inaba “negligently breached those obligations” by “unreasonably and negligently” operating a motor vehicle that did a car caused an accident that “seriously injured” Zimbro. The grounds for action include general negligence and negligence per se when an act is considered negligent because it violates a statutory law.

The law in question is California Vehicle Code 22350, which states, “Nobody is allowed to drive a vehicle on a freeway at a speed that is faster, or reasonable, or prudent, taking into account the weather, visibility, traffic on and surface Width of, the motorway and under no circumstances at a speed that endangers the safety of people or property. “

Zimbro is suing in an indefinite civil suit, which means he believes the damage will exceed $ 25,000. The complaint states that Zimbro has suffered property damage, personal injury, lost wages, downtime, hospital and medical expenses, general damage, loss of earning capacity, and pain and mental suffering.

Zimbro is seeking compensation for its claimed expenses. He is represented by Arash Khorsandi and Brian G. Beecher of Arash Law, an injury law firm. According to the subpoena, Inaba has 30 days to submit a written response to the court.

According to the case information page, future hearings have been scheduled for the case – the final status conference is scheduled for August 4, 2022; The non-jury proceedings are scheduled for August 18, 2022, and the order to justify the dismissal is scheduled for February 15, 2024.

Heavy has asked Zimbro’s lawyers for comment and has not yet received a response.

Inaba did not respond publicly

Inaba has not yet made a statement or responded on social media.

Heavy has contacted Inaba but has not yet received a response.

Inaba, 53, has been judging Dancing With the Stars since it was founded in 2005. She and her colleague Bruno Tonioli are the only judges to have been present on each season of the show. She is currently hosting The Talk on CBS after replacing longtime presenter Julie Chen Moonves in early 2019.

Inaba has also choreographed dances for a number of television programs, including American Idol and the Miss America Pageant. Previously, one of her first entertainment appearances was cast as “Fly Girl”, one of the backup dancers on the sketch comedy series In Living Color on FOX.

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