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Wed Oct 1, 2014, 11:47 AM

Tracy Morgan May Never Perform Again, Doctors Reportedly Say


Tracy Morgan's professional fate is in limbo, with new reports indicating that he suffered a crippling brain injury following the crash he survived this summer.

Benedict Morelli, Morgan's lawyer, told Page Six that the "jury is out" on whether the comedian will be able to perform again. He is currently in rehab for speech, cognitive, vocational and physical functionalities. Morelli said doctors don't yet know whether the wheelchair-bound Morgan, 45, will return to his previous self.

“These people are despicable,” Morelli said of Walmart executives, who on Monday said Morgan and the three friends with him were partly to blame in the crash for not wearing seat belts. “They knew that they changed these people’s lives forever and killed somebody. They’re good blame shifters. I guess that’s how they make $783 billion a year, shifting the blame.” ...............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/01/tracy-morgan-may-never-perform-again_n_5912942.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000024



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Reply Tracy Morgan May Never Perform Again, Doctors Reportedly Say (Original post)
marmar Oct 2014 OP
Botany Oct 2014 #1
Initech Oct 2014 #13
hughee99 Oct 2014 #2
former9thward Oct 2014 #3
think Oct 2014 #4
blkmusclmachine Oct 2014 #5
CBGLuthier Oct 2014 #7
Post removed Oct 2014 #8
Hutzpa Oct 2014 #12
Logical Oct 2014 #16
Hutzpa Oct 2014 #17
Logical Oct 2014 #24
rhett o rick Oct 2014 #20
Logical Oct 2014 #23
Logical Oct 2014 #14
Hutzpa Oct 2014 #15
Arugula Latte Oct 2014 #6
Dreamer Tatum Oct 2014 #9
Cali_Democrat Oct 2014 #18
Dreamer Tatum Oct 2014 #19
LeftyMom Oct 2014 #10
progressoid Oct 2014 #22
kentauros Oct 2014 #34
TheBlackAdder Oct 2014 #11
rhett o rick Oct 2014 #26
xchrom Oct 2014 #21
Lex Oct 2014 #25
hack89 Oct 2014 #28
catrose Oct 2014 #29
Lex Oct 2014 #30
hack89 Oct 2014 #32
kiva Oct 2014 #27
lpbk2713 Oct 2014 #31
get the red out Oct 2014 #33

Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 11:52 AM

1. Walmart; Morgan and Friends were at fault too.

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Response to Botany (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 01:06 PM

13. Yup some heartless victim blaming from the trillionaire Walton family.

indeed. Fuck them.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 11:52 AM

2. Did not wearing seatbelts, in any way, cause one vehicle to hit another?

If not, they're not "partly to blame for the crash".

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Response to hughee99 (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 11:56 AM

3. Not for the crash but for the injuries.

Which is what relates to the subject matter of the OP.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 11:58 AM

4. Sorry to hear this. I didn't realize he was injured so severely.

 

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 11:58 AM

5. Tracy Morgan said he'd gay bash his own kids if they were gay, right???

 

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Response to blkmusclmachine (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 11:59 AM

7. so he deserves brain damage and crippling injuries, right???

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Response to Post removed (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 01:05 PM

12. THIS IS DEFINATELY DISGUSTING

is this what DU has become?

Back then on DU you would have been banned from here, but I doubt this will happen.



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Response to Hutzpa (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 01:19 PM

16. It was hidden........

 

On Wed Oct 1, 2014, 01:10 PM you sent an alert on the following post:

Well it's certainly no great loss
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=5607735

REASON FOR ALERT

This post is disruptive, hurtful, rude, insensitive, over-the-top, or otherwise inappropriate.

YOUR COMMENTS

Glad someone is brain damaged??? Please hide this post. Makes us look bad! Thank you!

JURY RESULTS

A randomly-selected Jury of DU members completed their review of this alert at Wed Oct 1, 2014, 01:17 PM, and voted 6-1 to HIDE IT.

Juror #1 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: Rude and insensitive to people dealing with brain damage in their families.
Juror #2 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: Haters gonna hate, but do it elsewhere.
Juror #3 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: His opinion. Hopefully the poster doesn't expect us to share in it or agree with it.
Juror #4 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: I'd say over the top covers it.
Juror #5 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: I was just about to comment, but voting to hide this shit is much better. Wishing brain injury on a comic, whether you agree or not with what they say, is a pretty shitty thing to do. Please consider leaving DU
Juror #6 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: Agree that this is extremely insensitive and OTT
Juror #7 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: No explanation given

Thank you.

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Response to Logical (Reply #16)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 01:23 PM

17. Good!

I hope they show them the fucking door too, what an insensitive individual the last thing we need on here.

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Response to Hutzpa (Reply #17)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 02:31 PM

24. I agree 100%! Nt

 

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Response to Logical (Reply #16)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 01:49 PM

20. I believe in free speech and the above poster is free to say that vile statement

 

but not here. DU has rules against being rude here and that was exceptionally rude and distasteful. I applaud the hide.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #20)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 02:30 PM

23. I agree! nt

 

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Response to Post removed (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 01:08 PM

14. Wow, you sure you belong here? 425 posts! Ok, I get it! nt

 

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Response to blkmusclmachine (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 01:09 PM

15. What has that got to do with his present condition?

Is this the Wal-Mart narrative? to destroy his character to avoid negligence.

You should be ashamed of yourself.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 11:58 AM

6. Wow. That is awful.

 

What a sad reminder of how quickly a charmed life can turn into a life of pain and suffering.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 12:58 PM

9. When he was gay bashing, a few people wished for just this kind of outcome.

Careful what you wish for, I guess.

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Response to Dreamer Tatum (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 01:25 PM

18. I don't doubt your claims because you are an upstanding poster with tremendous integrity....

 

But can you provide a link to these wishes where DUers wanted him to be crippled from traumatic injuries?

Thank you in advance.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #18)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 01:27 PM

19. They wanted him not to perform anymore.

I don't think they wished crippling injuries on him, however.

I don't think it was that many people.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 01:01 PM

10. Thank God we still have Janine Brito to do a better Tracy Morgan than Tracy Morgan does. (video)

#t=117

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Response to LeftyMom (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 02:09 PM

22. +1 Thanks for that.

I hadn't seen that before.

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Response to LeftyMom (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 06:15 PM

34. That was great!



And I think John DiMaggio (Bender) does a great Tracy, per this hilarious radioplay of Star Wars:
(His impression is at the 36-minute mark)





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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 01:03 PM

11. As a NJ resident: As of Jan. 18, 2010 - All vehicular occupants are required to wear seat belts.

Before this law went into effect, only front seat occupants and children under 18 had to be secured.

If this were 5 years ago, Morgan would have been found Not At Fault, but, legally... while not causing the accident, there is a certain degree of injury that is attributable to not being belted in. Governor Jon Corzine went through a similar thing, when his car flipped and he was put into the hospital and rehab..., possibly the purpose for the seatbelt law change.

The driver of the vehicle is also required to ensure everyone is wearing their seat belts.


So, while I despise Wal*Mart, and thing that they would be scumbags to not own up and cover all expenses... there is the threat of covering all his "lost wages" for his remaining life... which could add up to hundreds of millions. They are probably balancing coming off as complete scumbags and paying millions versus not being complete scumbags and paying hundreds of millions.


http://www.nj.gov/oag/hts/seatbelts.html

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 02:44 PM

26. "All vehicular occupants are required to wear seat belts." Does that include buses?

 

As far as the morality of the Walmart executives, IMO there is no morality associated with capitalism. In this country the most important ideal seems to be acquiring wealth (or maintaining wealth). The behavior of the Walmart executives is no different that most other large corporations that are injecting poisons in our aquaifers, etc. Not sympathizing with the executives but pointing out that it is symptomatic of a much larger problem that is exacerbating climate change.

My best wishes to Mr. Morgan and the others injured in this terrible accident.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 01:56 PM

21. du rec.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 02:37 PM

25. So his seatbelt would've magically kept the Walmart vehicle from crashing into his?

That was the cause of the injuries--the crash.

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Response to Lex (Reply #25)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 03:05 PM

28. The seat belt could have reduced his injuries

there is a reason we have to wear them - they have a proven history of reducing deaths and minimizing injuries. How many time have you read about a crash where the only survivors were those wearing seat belts?


WalMart was responsible for the crash. No question. However, he bears some responsibility in the eyes of the law if he broke the law and did not wear a seat belt. Civil suits are not like criminal trials - it is not a black and white guilty or not guilty winner takes all situation. Fault can be apportioned - both sides can be deemed responsible.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #28)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 03:11 PM

29. Yes

I think the McDonald's coffee lady was judged 10% at fault because she could have not held the coffee the way she did. So I imagine in this case, there will be a percentage of blame applied to the judgment, which I hope will be huge.

Best wishes for a full recovery to all involved, and may WalMart make enough money to pay their settlement (and then go out of business).

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Response to hack89 (Reply #28)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 03:28 PM

30. Well that's obvious.

But no crash would REALLY reduced the injuries.

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Response to Lex (Reply #30)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 03:33 PM

32. I understand that

but by not wearing a seat belt, he gave WalMart a legal lifeline to reduce any potential award.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 02:45 PM

27. I dislike Walmart.

The accident, I am told, was the fault of the Walmart truck.

It is not victim blaming to point out that if Morgan and his friends had been wearing seatbelts their injuries would likely have been much reduced. And, assuming that they were not wearing seatbelts, his "we were doing nothing wrong" claim is wrong given the NJ law cited above.

Given that any settlements that will be paid out are going to be based on those injuries, I think it's a bit disingenuous of Morgan and his attorney to say that a lack of seatbelt use - if true - is irrelevant to the case.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 03:30 PM

31. “These people are despicable”




Wally World puts despicable on a whole new world class level.

Look up despicable in the dictionary and you'll see a W/W store next to the definition.


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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 03:57 PM

33. Horrific

This makes me so sad.

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