A Walmart worker who survived final week’s mass capturing at a retailer in Virginia has filed a $50 million lawsuit in opposition to the corporate for allegedly persevering with to make use of the shooter — a retailer supervisor — “who had known propensities for violence, threats and strange behavior.”
The lawsuit, which seems to be the primary to stem from the capturing, was filed Tuesday in Chesapeake Circuit Court by Donya Prioleau. Walmart, which is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas, didn’t instantly reply to a written request looking for touch upon the litigation.
Prioleau’s swimsuit alleges that she has skilled post-traumatic stress dysfunction, together with bodily and emotional misery, from witnessing theon November 22.
“Bullets whizzed by Plaintiff Donya Prioleau’s face and left side, barely missing her,” the lawsuit states. “She witnessed several of her coworkers being brutally murdered on either side of her.”
The lawsuit provides: “Ms. Prioleau looked at one of her coworkers in the eyes right after she had been shot in the neck. Ms. Prioleau saw the bullet wound in her coworker’s neck, the blood rushing out of it, and the shocked look on her coworker’s helpless face.”
Store supervisor Andre Bing, 31, fatally shot six workers and wounded a number of others earlier than he died of an obvious self-inflicted gunshot, police stated.
Suit alleges shooter “kept a ‘kill list'”
The lawsuit alleges that Bing “had a personal vendetta against several Walmart employees and kept a ‘kill list’ of potential targets prior to the shooting.”
The lawsuit additionally states that Prioleau had submitted a proper criticism on a Walmart Global Ethics Statement Form indicating that Bing had “bizarrely and inappropriately commented on Ms. Prioleau’s age.”
The lawsuit alleges that Bing informed her: “Isn’t your lady clock ticking? Shouldn’t you be having kids?”
Prioleau additionally complained that Bing had harassed her for “being poor and being short,” in line with the lawsuit.
The lawsuit states that she additionally knowledgeable Walmart that Bing referred to as her a “bitch” below his breath.
“Despite Mr. Bing’s long-standing pattern of disturbing and threatening behavior, Walmart knew or should have known about Mr. Bing’s disturbing and threatening behavior, but failed to terminate Mr. Bing, restrict his access to common areas, conduct a thorough background investigation, or subject him to a mental health examination,” the lawsuit states.