Morgan: ‘Can’t believe’ Walmart blaming him

FILE - In this April 9, 2014 file photo, actor Tracy Morgan attends the FX Networks Upfront premiere screening of "Fargo" at the SVA Theater in New York. Morgan is responding to allegations made by Wal-Mart in his lawsuit over a highway crash earlier this year that killed one of his friends. Wal-Mart claimed in a court filing Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, that the actor-comedian and his traveling companions were partly to blame for their injuries in the June crash because they weren't wearing seatbelts. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Tracy Morgan says he “can’t believe” Walmart’s assertion that he and others were partly to blame in the highway crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed one of his friends.

In a statement released Tuesday by Morgan’s publicist, the actor-comedian says he “can’t believe Walmart is blaming me for an accident that they caused.” Morgan goes on to say that he and his friends were doing nothing wrong.

Walmart said in a court filing in Morgan’s lawsuit over the June crash that Morgan and his traveling companions were partly to blame for their injuries because they weren’t wearing seatbelts.

A Walmart truck slammed into the back of a van he and others were riding in. Morgan suffered leg and rib injuries.

Walmart Stores Inc. is based in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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