- A 26-year-old ended up in an explosive accident when he left a Marilyn Manson concert in Canada in 2019.
- She was sentenced to three years in prison and is suing a drinks company for its part in her behaviour.
- The documents claim that the company will share responsibility in civil lawsuits against her.
A 26-year-old woman left a Marilyn Manson concert wasted and devastated residents of a Canadian street after an explosive car crash.
Daniella Leis, who pleaded guilty to four counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm in October 2020, caused an estimated $10 to $15 million in damages. She was sentenced to three years in prison in February 2021 and is now suing the venue for kicking her out of the venue despite her level of intoxication, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Referred to as the “car bomb” fiasco by the CBC, the incident occurred on August 14, 2019 at 450 Woodman Ave in London, Ontario, Canada – a seven minute drive from the show at the Budweiser Gardens arena. Leis crashed the Ford Fusion, which had been registered under his father’s name, into a single home. But moments later, a broken gas line caused by the crash set off an explosion that demolished four homes and injured seven people nearby, according to the CBC.
She has also faced legal backlash from at least six civil lawsuits by victims who are urging her to pay for the damages, according to The Independent. This has prompted Leis and her father, Shawn, to file a lawsuit against Ovations Ontario Food Services, who they believe should also share some of the responsibility.
According to the CBC, Leis and her father are accusing Ovations Ontario Food Services of failing to consider her “intended mode of transportation since she existed Budweiser Gardens when they knew or should have known she was or appealed to be intoxicated and/or impaired.”
The couple also accuse the company and/or servers of serving Leis “when they knew or should have known she was intoxicated or would become intoxicated,” the CBC reported. The lawsuit added that workers had “thrown Leis out of the venue while taking no steps to ensure she would not drive home,” according to the New York Post.
Insider was unable to obtain a copy of the legal documents. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice and Oak View Group, which owns Ovation’s Ontario Food Services, did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment. Leis was not immediately available for comment.