Jenner may be charged with misdemeanour manslaughter over her role in a car accident in Malibu earlier in 2015.
Caitlyn Jenner has finally opened up about the fatal car accident she was involved in back in February this year, which claimed the life of another woman.
In a lengthy interview with ‘Today’s presenter Matt Lauer on Wednesday (September 9th), Jenner said that she couldn’t reveal many details about the ongoing case as it is currently going through litigation, but did admit that she was afraid of being sent to Los Angeles’ Men’s County Jail if she is tried and convicted of misdemeanour manslaughter. “The media wants that picture, don't they?”
During the interview, she re-stated her certainty that she was travelling underneath the speed limit of 50 miles per hour at the time of the accident on the Pacific Coast Highway near Malibu on February 7th. The accident claimed the life of another driver, 69 year old Kim Howe, and prosecutors are currently attempting to determine whether Jenner’s actions started the chain reaction of events that led to the multi-car pile-up.
The 65 year old former Olympic champion and reality TV star, who underwent gender reassignment surgery in April this year, was uninjured in the crash. “I remember it happening. That's about it. A tragedy like this, you'll never get over it. You just learn to live with it the best you possibly can.”
She then addressed the possibility that she could be sent to men’s prison if she is found guilty by the criminal courts system. “That is the worst case scenario. I don't know. We'll see. The Men's County Jail. It is an enormous problem that they would put trans-women in Men's County Jail.”
On top of this, Jenner is being sued by Howe’s family, and that of another driver injured in the accident, who both claim that she was driving negligently. However, helping Jenner’s case is another lawsuit from another injured party that counter-claims that Howe was the driver at fault, according to TMZ.