Sufferer’s household killed in Stampede at GloRilla live performance to sue
The family of one of the victims killed in a stampede at a GloRilla concert in Rochester, New York, has announced plans to sue. According to TMZ, the victim’s family intends to sue GloRilla, a fellow artist, Finesse2Tymes, the concert promoters and the venue.
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The family of the second victim, Brandy Miller, plans to sue
As previously reported by The Shade Room, Brandy Miller, 35, was the second victim to die following the concert stampede at the Rochester Main Street Armory on Sunday March 5.
Rhondesia Belton, 33, of Buffalo, was killed as a large crowd pressed toward the exits
The event at the Armory was a concert by GloRilla and Finesse2Tymes.
She filmed the concert. pic.twitter.com/ICXtp12kgb
— Breaking Trends News (@btrendsnews) March 6, 2023
Miller died March 6, and her identity was revealed shortly after.
PICTURE: A friend of Brandy Miller, the woman who died from her injuries after attending the @GloTheofficial concert on Sunday night, shared this picture with me. She tells me that she wore this on the night of the concert. My heart goes out to her friends and family. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/S22FIJecPf
— Chase Houle (@chase_houletv) March 7, 2023
Since her sister’s death, Michelle Miller has stated that her family is working tirelessly to retain a high-profile attorney. She also says her family “has no plans to back down.”
According to TMZ, the Miller family believes Brandy’s death could have been prevented. Her brother, who was also present at the concert, watched from a different angle and explained that the show “was a total mess from the start.”
Brandy Miller’s family spoke out immediately after her death
Brandy Miller’s boyfriend Eric Smith spoke exclusively to WHAM after news of her death broke. He explained that he was still processing “confused” feelings about the concert that had turned into a tragedy.
“It just confused me. Someone can spend their money and buy a ticket to have a good time and you buy a ticket to your own death.”
As previously reported by The Shade Room, concertgoers began rushing to the exit of the venue after saying they heard gunshots being fired inside the venue. However, the police found no evidence of gunfire.
Smith explained that imagining his girlfriend in this scenario hurts him the most.
“What really hurts is imagining the fear and panic that went through her mind when she actually fell and felt all the pressure off her feet.”
Miller’s sister Michelle says she doesn’t blame the concert promoters for her sister’s death. However, he believes that “negligence” played a large part in this tragedy and that the parties involved must be held accountable.
“I don’t blame the organizers for not pushing her down or running here. But there are steps to prevent negligence in everything you do in life, and it is.”
On March 7, WHAM also spoke to Brandy Miller’s father off-camera. At the time, he announced that he had not heard from anyone at the Rochester Main Street Armory. Or by GloRilla and one of her team members.
More shocking details about Miller’s death
On March 8, News10NBC published an interview with Miller’s family. During the interview, Brandy Miller’s father explained that his daughter was “murdered.”
“She was murdered – she was stepped on, she was trampled on…
The outlet explained that Miller was standing “near the front of the stage” as the crowd poured. Miller was also stripped of her ID and cell phone when she was trampled.
As a result, Miller’s whereabouts remained unknown to her family and friends. Additionally, doctors for the Miller family said Brandy was on the ground for approximately 25 to 35 minutes before paramedics could enter the venue and assist the victims.
Miller’s father explained his thoughts further.
“How are you going to try and let 5,000 people out through one door? She didn’t stand a chance when she fell to the ground… And it’s said you’d think people would try to pick her up and help her up, but they didn’t.”
At the end of the interview, Miller’s sister revealed that her family had still not heard from officers, GloRilla, or her team about Brandy’s death.
The Miller family won’t let Brandy’s death be in vain
In an interview with News 8 WROC, the Miller family revealed that Brandy was a certified nursing assistant. Going forward, the family will focus on paying homage to Brandy’s legacy, which her sister says has been positive and uplifting.
“She was just happy — a happy person … My sister is a black, strong African American hero today, and in her death she still stands as a hero.”
In addition, the Miller family revealed that Brandy’s heart, liver and kidneys were donated to save the lives of four other people.
Doctors and nurses line the corridor of Strong Hospital to honor Brandy Miller as she is brought in for organ donation. Miller died Monday as a result of injuries she sustained after being trampled in the armory. Her sister tells me that her heart, kidneys and liver were used to save others pic.twitter.com/pQCxo1J54P
— Jennifer Lewke (@WHEC_JLewke) March 8, 2023