Jerry Lawler’s Lawsuit Over His Son’s Death Still Active, Moving To Jury Trial

May 23, 2021 - by James Walsh

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PWInsider reports that Jerry Lawler’s lawsuit against Hardeman County, Tennessee over the death of his son Brian Lawler is still active and still headed for a jury trial. Lawler filed the suit in 2019 after his son died in 2018 while in custody over a DUI arrest. The trial is set to begin on May 23, 2022. It was set last year for May 24, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lawler’s legal team have been taking depositions of several defendants and witnesses, including Sheriff John Doolen. Lawler said in the lawsuit that Doolen had promised him Brian would get helped for his addiction issues while locked up. Instead, Lawler claimed Brian didn’t get any treatment while in jail, and he felt betrayed by Doolen for that.

Lawler is looking to get $3 million in damages, as well as additional compensatory damages in the court awards it. Lawler also wants a court order for Hardeman County to force immediate changes to prevent future suicides of prisoners in custody. The lawsuit notes that “the order should require “Hardeman County to correct their unconstitutional deficiencies so that no other family has to go through what this family has had to endure over the past year.”


One Response

  1. fairfax says:

    #1… Waaaay, WAAAAY too much Moose Mickie Knuckles or Mrs Rotten or whatever!!! #2…I’m still not convinced that Brian Christopher’s (Lawler) death should be listed as suicide. I know at one point Jerry Lawler and his legal team were upset with that ruling as well. I think it’s got to especially painful and upsetting that Jerry was assured his son would get the help he needed because after warrants were issued I believe it was Lawler, under those specified circumstances, that turned Brian over to police custody…and really that’s just on top of the regular pain of losing a child. My heart goes out to their family and I pray those at fault are held accountable. IIRC Jerry and his GF and young son were on vacation when the Sheriff’s Department called to say Brian was in a scuffle but was fine, Brian was injured but no biggie, Brian is in pretty bad shape…..Brian is comatose…those were the list of updates and they make NO SENSE EITHER. I believe the sheriff’s department knew Brian was essentially already dead when Jerry was first going to the hospital BUT Jerry had NO IDEA that was to say goodbye and pull the plug.

    This clearly very obviously transcends Pro Wrestling BUT for the record I have been a BIG TIME “Too Sexy” Brian Christopher fan since first seeing the USWA on ESPN afternoons as a kid. Rest in Peace Brian….I hope St Peter had a Radio Flyer ready for all your title belts when you got to heaven.

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