In response to allegations that they knew about Gabby Petito’s death, Brian Laundrie’s parents, Christopher and Roberta, have filed a lawsuit against them. The late vlogger’s parents claim that they wilfully concealed knowledge regarding their daugh
The Laundries refuted the claims made by Joseph Petito and Nicole Schmidt in the $100,000 lawsuit they filed in March, according to records acquired by Radar.
After the judge ruled that Joseph and Nicole’s lawsuit will proceed to a jury trial sometime in 2019, they responded on July 15 in Sarasota County.
In the court documents, Christopher and Roberta “deny each and every claim.” They also reject all responsibility. However, they do acknowledge that they are from Sarasota County, that Gabby’s parents are Joseph and Nicole, and that Brian and Gabby “were engaged to be married.”
The Laundries acknowledge that their son “returned to the home of his parents” and that Christopher “went to Fort DeSoto Park with his wife Roberta Laundrie and son Brian Laundrie,” but they dispute that the trip was a vacation.
Christopher maintains there was no malice or malicious intent. If such behavior did occur, he claims it was “neither purposeful nor willful” and most definitely lacked “malicious intent.”
In addition, he asserts that “based upon the level of information existing at the relevant dates,” he complied with “all state and federal constitutions, legislation, and regulations.”
Joseph and Nicole want to know “every single communication” the Laundries had with their daughter from the time she embarked on her cross-country road trip with Brian to the day her fiancé-turned-murderer left the house without her,
Additionally, they want “all emails, texts, letters, notes, diaries, calendars, memoranda, and telephone calls or other forms of communication” between Brian and his parents from the time they left for their vacation until the time the medical examiner determined the confessed murderer passed away from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Joseph and Nicole are suing Christopher and Roberta on the grounds that they believe Brian’s parents knew their son killed Gabby but concealed that knowledge at a crucial period of the exhausting search.
In addition, they claimed that a statement made by the Laundrie family’s lawyer on behalf of Christopher and Roberta gave them false optimism that Gabby was still alive.
On September 19, Gabby’s body was discovered in Wyoming’s Spread Creek Dispersed Camping Area. She had been killed by being strangled. She most likely passed away around August 27, the coroner found, five days before Brian drove her empty van to his parent’s house in Florida.
In a horrific handwritten message before dying himself, Brian admits to killing Gabby. He said it was a compassionate killing.
Mom of Gabby Petito Reacts to Brian Laundrie’s Notebook Admittance
The recent publication of Brian Laundrie’s notebook and his scribbled admission that he believed death was “what she wanted” sparked a response from Gabby Petito’s mother.
Monday morning, Nichole Schmidt referred to the murderer of her daughter as a “narcissist” in a tweet.
Her tweet includes the phrase “Fed up,” along with the graphic “Narcissists rewrite history to escape accountability,” and the words “Fed up.” It also includes several hashtags, including “The truth will be revealed” and “Justice for Gabby.”
The parent’s representative for Brian Laundrie, Steven Bertolino, published pictures of pages from the 23-year-old killer’s notebook on Friday.
Laundrie wrote, “I ended her life,” in the journal, which was discovered in October 2021, following his suicide. According to Laundrie, “I felt it was merciful, that it was what she wanted, but I recognize now all the mistakes I did.” “I was scared. I was stunned. But I knew I couldn’t continue without her as soon as I made the decision to end her suffering.”
The 22-year-old Petito’s remains were discovered in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park in September 2021. According to a medical examiner, she was strangled by a murderer.
Laundrie was discovered dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the Florida woods last October. Laundrie went missing around the same time, prompting widespread calls for his arrest.
Laundrie described Petito’s passing as a “unexpected tragedy” in the notebook.
He said Petito was hurt while the two were walking across a stream in the dark. Laundrie asserted that in addition to other wounds, Petito had a “little bump on her forehead that eventually got larger” and was “begging for an end to her misery.”
Patrick Reilly, an attorney for the Petito family, told PEOPLE last week that Laundrie’s claim that the murder was merciful and the result of a “tragic accident” is “nonsense.”
According to Reilly, “He is drafting a letter as though he wants people to feel bad for him.”
In a legal lawsuit brought by Petito’s family against the Laundries, it was claimed that Christopher and Roberta Laundrie were aware of the whereabouts of Petito’s remains while a significant missing persons investigation was underway.
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Schmidt and Joseph Petito, Petito’s parents, are requesting more than $30,000 in damages for the emotional pain they had as a result of the Laundries’ alleged dishonesty.
The March petition also asserts that Christopher and Roberta conspired with Laundrie to cover up Petito’s death while organizing his escape.
The lawsuit further claims that Roberta blocked Nichole’s phone number and Facebook account in September to avoid contact as Nichole sought information about what happened to Petito, and that instead of helping Joseph and Nichole locate their daughter, the Laundrie parents went on vacation with Brian and disregarded requests from Petito’s family.