Is the grieving dad planning on suing Madonna for the tragic fire that killed his three beloved daughters?
Madonna Badger‘s ex Matthew Badger is taking the first legal steps to sue over the horrific Connecticut blaze that killed his three young daughters — Lily, 9 and twins Sarah and Grace, 7 — on Christmas day, according to the NY Post. Will the devastated and heartbroken Madonna now have to deal with a “wrongful-death claim” too?
Matthew filed papers in Stamford Probate Court recently, but his lawyer Richard Emery says Matthew “has no intention of suing his ex-wife.” But Richard is criticizing Madonna’s boyfriend, Michael Borcina, who was the contractor on the renovations at the home.
The $1.7 million home didn’t have working smoke detectors at the time of the fire, and Michael is the one who put still-smoldering ashes from the fireplace into a trash enclosure. The house also didn’t have a certificate of occupancy, and the last city inspection was early last summer.
“The fact is that Borcina was the contractor on the job,” says Richard. “He was aware of the dangers, or should have been aware of dangers, that a civilian would have been unaware of. The fact that kids were living in this house was unbelievable… I don’t hold Madonna Badger responsible for that at all because I can’t imagine she would have understood the immediacy of the dangers.”
Police are still investigating whether or not manslaughter or other charges should be lodged against Michael and Madonna.
Matthew plans to start a foundation in his daughters’ memory that would fund school arts programs, and his lawyer says any proceeds from a wrongful death suit might go to the foundation.
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