Tracy Morgan is aghast that Walmart claims he and other passengers in a limo struck from behind by a Walmart truck were partly to blame for their injuries because they weren't wearing seat belts, saying Tuesday he "can't believe Walmart is blaming me for an accident that they caused."
Morgan, the former "30 Rock" and "Saturday Night Live" star, said through a spokesman that "I felt I had to speak out" after Walmart filed court documents this week claiming Morgan and others injured in the June accident were hurt because of "failure to properly wear an appropriate available seat belt restraint device." Morgan has sued Wal-mart over the accident, which killed his friend James McNair and put the comedian in several weeks of physical therapy. "My friends and I were doing nothing wrong," Morgan said Tuesday. Walmart responded in a statement Tuesday that its filing was "part of the ordinary course of legal proceedings" and said, "Our thoughts continue to go out to everyone involved, and we remain committed to doing what's right."