Paul Walker Family Demands Nearly $2 Million From Crash Driver’s Heirs
A little more than a year after Paul Walker died tragically in a car crash, the family of the late actor is demanding nearly $2 million from the estate of Roger Rodas, who was the driver of the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT in which the two men were killed. At issue, according to filed legal papers, is that Rodas’ heirs haven’t turned over $1.8 million worth of Walker’s exotic car collection that they still have in their possession.
As Gossip Cop previously reported, Walker and Rodas co-owned the car shop Always Evolving. In court documents submitted by Walker’s dad, it’s alleged several of the cars being held by Rodas’ family actually belong to the late Fast & Furious star. Interestingly, Rodas’ side is contesting it, so a court battle may take place between the families of the two deceased men.
Rodas and Walker died after the actor’s two companies, Always Evolving and the nonprofit Reach Out Worldwide, hosted a charity event in Valencia, California, on November 30, 2013 to aid victims of the typhoon in the Philippines. The men were on their way back from the fundraiser and only a few hundred yards away from their auto shop when they crashed into a tree and flames engulfed their car.
At the time Walker died, he was in the midst of shooting Furious 7. His brothers Cody and Caleb, later filled in and helped complete his role. The film is set for release on April 3, 2015.