In 2019, Daniella Leis attended a Marilyn Manson concert and got intoxicated at the venue’s bar.
She eventually left the venue and drove away; however, due to her impaired state, she caused a horrific accident.
Leis drunkenly crashed her car and caused a major gas explosion, with said explosion leading to $10 million in damages.
She ended up spending three years in prison for this accident, but now (as reported by CBC), she is suing the venue and claiming they should share some of the liability over what took place in 2019. Per a statement of claim, Leis and her father, Shawn, are currently facing six lawsuits from victims impacted by the gas explosion caused by Leis.
Thankfully no one died during this whole incident, but the gas explosion did destroy four houses and injure seven people.
While Leis did plead guilty to four counts of impaired driving, she believes Ovations (an Ontario Food Services company) should be held somewhat responsible for the events that took place that night after she left the Marilyn Manson concert.
Per Leis’ claim, she alleges:
- That Ovations or their employees served alcohol to Leis “when they knew or ought to have known that she was intoxicated or would become intoxicated.”
- That the company failed to provide properly trained bouncers at the exits and monitor the state of intoxication for those leaving the venue.
- That the company failed to check on her “intended mode of transportation as she existed Budweiser Gardens when they knew or ought to have known that she was or appealed to be intoxicated and/or impaired.”
- The Ovation staff ejected Leis from the venue while failing to take steps to ensure she would not drive home.
Also in the claim, Leis feels that if she and her dad are required to pay anything (regarding the lawsuits), they are “entitled to contribution and indemnity from the defendant (Ovation).”
Damn… that is a lot to process. What do you make of Leis’ claims?