WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler recently filed a lawsuit against officials in Tennessee, as well as the local sheriff regarding the death of his son Brian back in 2018, according to a report from TMZ Sports.
The report notes that Lawler claims that the death of his son Brian Christopher Lawler, aka former WWE superstar Grandmaster Sexay, could have easily been prevented on July 29th, 2018 if officials would have followed proper protocol when dealing with a person that they knew had a history of suicide attempts while in jail.
Speaking to TMZ Sports, Jerry Lawler’s attorney Jeffrey Rosenblum stated that Brian, who suffered from depression, had atttempted suicide while in police custody in 2013 and 2015, but that when Brian was put in a jail cell for his arrest in 2018, officials at the Hardeman County Sheriff’s Department made no effort to protect him from himself.
Rosenblum added that Brian was attacked by another inmate during his confinement and suffered a head injury, left eye gash and possible concussion, however officials refused to get him medical help and instead placed him in solitary confinement, with his shoes and shoe laces, in a room that had two large bolts sticking out of a high point on one of the cell walls. Brian ultimately used his laces and the bolts to hang himself, however before his death, Brian cried out for help and screamed that he needed to go to the hospital, but never received the medical attention he requested.
Rosenblum stated that the Lawler family have filed a lawsuit in the hopes of holding officials accountable, and any money that they are awarded will go towards supporting Brian’s son, while they are also seeking an apology from the Sheriff’s Department and changes to be made at the jail so that tragedies like the death of Brian do not happen again.