The family of one of the victims killed due to a stampede at a GloRilla concert in Rochester, New York has revealed their plans to sue. According to TMZ, the victim’s family intends to sue GloRilla, a fellow performer, Finesse2Tymes, the concert promoters, and the venue.
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The Family Of The Second Victim, Brandy Miller, Plans To Sue
As The Shade Room previously reported, Brandy Miller, 35, was the second victim who passed away 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 of people pushed toward the exits
The event at the Armory was a concert by GloRilla and Finesse2Tymes.
She was filming the concert . pic.twitter.com/ICXtp12kgb
— Breaking Trends News (@btrendsnews) March 6, 2023
Miller passed away on March 6, and her identity was revealed shortly after.
PICTURED: A friend of Brandy Miller, the woman who died from her injuries after attending the @GloTheofficial concert Sunday night, shared this picture with me. She tells me this was what she wore 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 passing, Michelle Miller explained that her family has been working relentlessly to retain a high-profile attorney. Additionally, she says that her family “has no plans to back down.”
According to TMZ, the Miller family believes that Brandy’s death could have been prevented. Her brother, who was also present at the concert, watched from a different area and explained that the show “was total pandemonium from the very beginning.”
Brandy Miller’s Family Spoke Out Immediately After Her Death
Brandy Miller’s boyfriend, Eric Smith, spoke exclusively with WHAM after the news of her passing was revealed. He explained that he was still processing “confused” feelings regarding the concert-turned-tragedy.
“It’s just got me confused. Somebody can spend their money and buy a ticket to go have a good time, and you’re buying a ticket for your own death.”
As The Shade Room previously reported, concert-goers began to rush toward the venue’s exit after they said they heard gunshots being fired inside the venue. However, police found no evidence of gunfire.
Smith explained that imagining his girlfriend in that scenario is what hurts him the most.
“What really hurts is imagining the fear and the panic that was going through her head when she actually did fall and was feeling all the pressure from the feet on top of her.”
Miller’s sister, Michelle, says she doesn’t blame the concert promoters for her sister’s death. But believes that “negligence” played a huge role in this tragedy and that the parties involved need to be held responsible.
“I’m not blaming the promoters because they didn’t push her on the ground or walk over here. But there are steps in place to prevent negligence in everything you do in life, and that’s just that.”
On March 7, WHAM also spoke with Brandy Miller’s father off-camera. At the time, he revealed that he hadn’t heard from anyone from the Rochester Main Street Armory. Or from GloRilla, and any of her team members.
More Shocking Details Regarding Miller’s Death
On March 8, News10NBC published an interview with Miller’s family. During the interview, Brandy Miller’s father declared that his daughter was “murdered.”
“She was murdered — she was stepped on, trampled on…
The outlet explained that Miller was standing “near the front of the stage” when the crowd surged. Additionally, when Miller was trampled, she was separated from her identification and cell phone.
This left Miller’s whereabouts unknown to her family and friends. Additionally, doctors told the Miller family that Brandy laid on the ground for approximately 25-35 mins before paramedics could make their way inside the venue and help the victims.
Miller’s father further explained his thoughts.
“How you gonna try to let 5,000 people out one door? She didn’t stand a chance once she fell on the floor… And it’s said, you would 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 still hadn’t heard from any officials, nor GloRilla or her team regarding Brandy’s death.
The Miller Family Is Not Letting Brandy’s Death Be In Vain
In an interview with News 8 WROC, the Miller family revealed that Brandy was a certified nursing assistant. Moving forward, the family is focused on paying homage to Brandy’s legacy, one that her sister says was 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 a hero.”
Additionally, 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 hallway at Strong Hospital to honor Brandy Miller as she’s brought to donate her organs. Miller died Monday following injuries she sustained after being trampled at the Armory. Her sister tells me her heart, kidneys and liver were used to save others pic.twitter.com/pQCxo1J54P
— Jennifer Lewke (@WHEC_JLewke) March 8, 2023