Former MLB star and owner of record label 1501 #CarlCrawford is being sued by the mother of a 5-year-old who died during a pool accident at Crawford’s mansion in Texas.
Last month, at least two people died while visiting the home of Crawford. One of the victims’ mothers is now suing Crawford for $1 million over his alleged negligence, which she says is what resulted in her son losing his life on May 16. Liban Hersi says her 5-year-old son paid a visit to Crawford’s Harris County, Texas mansion with a family friend for a party.
The party ended up being a huge pool party that had no gates or fences blocking the pool. Hersi says if Crawford would have taken better precautions, her son would have never been able to get into the pool. Hersi says that her son fell into the pool, and when another partygoer jumped in to save him, they both died. In the lawsuit, the mother claims Crawford’s pool had no alarm system and said the design of the pool was “unreasonably dangerous.” Because of these reasons, Hersi wants $1 million in damages, according to TMZ.
In a statement on social media, Crawford wrote: “My Hearts Heavy. The tragic events that occurred at my home will be with me forever. I’m at a loss for words I’ve struggled all week to manage my emotions, and I keep thinking of the families of those who’ve passed and their grief, I know they have it the hardest.” He added, “They are the first and last thing I think of these days. Please keep them in your prayers, I know they will always be in mine.”