Caitlyn Jenner has succeeded to settle her lawsuit with Jessica Steindorff, the driver of the Prius involved in the reality star’s fatal crash on the Pacific Coast Highway in February.
The reality star, then known as Bruce Jenner, slammed into a Lexus while driving down the busy Los Angeles parkway. The car’s driver, Kim Howe, was then sent into oncoming traffic, where she was struck and killed by a Hummer. After hitting Kim Howe’s car, Bruce Jenner then crashed into Jessica Steindorff’s Prius.
Jessica Steindorff, whose car was nearly totaled in the accident, sued Caitlyn Jenner in June. In her legal papers, the plaintiff maintained that in addition to the property damage, she was also seeking compensation for personal injuries suffered. The amount of the settlement has not been undisclosed.
However, Caitlyn Jenner’s insurance company reportedly paid for all of the damages.
The reality star still has two additional lawsuits in progress.
Caitlyn Jenner faces a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Kim Howe’s stepchildren, but Jenner has been fighting to get that claim dismissed, arguing that the plaintiffs had no relationship with their late stepmom and did not depend on her financially. Additionally, the five occupants of the Hummer involved in the collision filed a civil suit against Caitlyn Jenner earlier this month, alleging she was responsible for the accident due to driving recklessly and at an unsafe speed.
Former Olympian Bruce Jenner, now known as Caitlyn Jenner, accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYS on July 15.
Caitlyn Jenner received a standing ovation from some of the sporting world’s biggest stars after her 10-minute speech during the annual awards honoring the year’s top athletes and moments.
She also urged acceptance for others who are transgender.
“This transition has been harder on me than anything I can imagine,” said Caitlyn Jenner.
Abby Wambach of the US soccer team that won the Women’s World Cup presented the trophy to Caitlyn Jenner, whose voice broke as she thanked members of her famous family, including stepdaughters Kim and Khloe Kardashian. Tears welled in the eyes of Caitlyn Jenner’s younger daughter, Kylie, whose sister, Kendall, wiped a tear from her eye.
“I never wanted to hurt anyone else, most of all my family and my kids,” said Caitlyn Jenner, who admitted that until earlier this year she had never met another transgender person.
Caitlyn Jenner urged the crowd that included football, basketball, baseball and hockey players to remember what they say and do is “absorbed and observed by millions of people, especially young people”.
A video traced Caitlyn Jenner’s life from the time when she was known as Bruce Jenner to her current transition. She was shown applying makeup, buttoning her blouse in her closet and fastening the strap on her heeled shoes.
Caitlyn Jenner didn’t walk the red carpet outside the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles, and she didn’t appear backstage to talk with reporters, as most of the previous Ashe award recipients have done.
Caitlyn Jenner has joined this year’s BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour Power List of top 10 influencers, alongside Nicola Surgeon, Angelina Jolie and Anna Wintour.
The list identifies women who have had an “exceptionally large impact”.
Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce, is at No 7.
Former Olympian Bruce Jenner revealed the transition to Caitlyn on the cover of Vanity Fair last month.
Caitlyn Jenner, whose famous children include step-daughter Kim Kardashian and daughter Kendall Jenner, is honored for bringing the experience of being a trans woman to a global audience.
Both the Vanity Fair photoshoot and the ensuing #CallMeCaitlyn hashtag adopted by many fans on Twitter generated huge publicity.
Angelina Jolie made number three on the list with “Angelina-effect”.
The term was coined after the actress revealed her genetic predisposition to breast and ovarian cancer, sparking other women to seek out testing.
Angelina Jolie has spoken openly about her double mastectomy and having her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to prevent cancer.
The Guardian‘s first female editor Katherine Viner was at No 4 on the list, just weeks after taking up the job, while Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of American Vogue, was at No 2.
Whistles chief executive Jane Shepherdson, who was on the judging panel, said the editor “influences the world in what to wear, how to look, and who to celebrate.
“Like the captain of almost any other industry, Wintour’s word is almost law.”
The list was counted down during a special Woman’s Hour show from the BBC Radio Theatre, hosted by presenters Jane Garvey and Jenni Murray.
The panel of judges, headed up by journalist and broadcaster Emma Barnett and including human rights lawyer Helena Kennedy QC and Radio 1 DJ Gemma Cairney, looked at well-known women’s personal ability to influence others.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is at No 1 following the Scottish National Party’s performance in this year’s general election, winning 56 our of 59 possible seats in Scotland.
Though Nicola Sturgeon didn’t stand as a candidate, the judges called her “the woman of the moment in terms of influence and hard power”.
Sia made No 6, having written for Beyonce, Rihanna, Jessie J and Katy Perry and achieving solo success with hits like Chandelier.
The 2014 Woman’s Hour Power List, entitled Game Changers, was topped by Doreen Lawrence, while Queen Elizabeth II topped the first list in 2013.
Woman’s Hour editor Alice Feinstein added: “The way power operates in today’s global, interconnected society is not straightforward – brokers of hard power like prime ministers, presidents and CEOs are no longer calling all the shots.
“What I wanted to examine in this year’s list of influencers is how women are operating outside traditional power structures to get things done.”
Woman’s Hour Power List 2015 – Top 10 influencers:
Nicola Sturgeon – leader of the SNP
Anna Wintour – editor-in-chief of American Vogue
Angelina Jolie – actor, director and humanitarian ambassador
Katharine Viner – editor of The Guardian
Camilla Cavendish – director of Downing Street Policy Unit
Sia – singer, songwriter and music video director
Caitlyn Jenner – high profile trans woman
Karen Blackett, CEO, MediaCom UK
Zanny Minton Beddoes – editor-in-chief of The Economist
Caitlyn Jenner has set a new Twitter record after gaining more than a million followers in four hours, Guinness World Records has confirmed.
Bruce Jenner as a woman has beaten President Barack Obama, who held the title for two weeks.
Barack Obama reached the one million mark in five hours.
Caitlyn Jenner launched her Twitter account at the same time as a Vanity Fair magazine cover was released, showing former Olympian Bruce Jenner as a transgender woman and revealing the name she will now be using.
She tweeted: “Another Jenner world record, and at 65? Who’da thought! Humbled & honored to have reached 1M followers in 4 hrs. Thank you for your support.”
At the time of writing, Caitlyn Jenner had reached a total of 1.8 million followers, although that figure is still rising.
Guinness World Records tweeted: “4 hrs and 3 mins! @Caitlyn_Jenner just set a new record for fastest time to reach 1 million followers on @Twitter.”
The cover photograph, shot by Annie Leibovitz, is part of a wider special where Caitlyn Jenner talks about her gender transition and how her family’s reacted.
Stepdaughter Kim Kardashian has shared her support for Caitlyn Jenner, tweeting: “Caitlyn Jenner for Vanity Fair Annie Leibovitz! How beautiful! Be happy, be proud, live life YOUR way!”
Khloe Kardashian has opened up on Jamie Foxx’s controversial joke about Bruce Jenner at Sunday’s iHeart Radio Music Awards.
At the iHeartRadio Music Awards, which Jamie Foxx was hosting, he joked in his opening monologue about Bruce Jenner’s reported transition to a woman.
“Bruce Jenner will be here doing some musical performances. He’s doing a his and her duet by himself,” Jamie Foxx said during the televised event on NBC.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star came to Bruce Jenner’s defense telling to The Insider at the Ulta Beauty & Khloe Kardashian Celebrate the Launch of Kardashian Beauty event on April 2: “I just think it’s a low blow. I think it’s very mean. I wish him all the best. It is what it is.
“I know Jamie, so I think that’s also why that’s a really low blow.”
“But hey, guess that’s what he felt the need to do for a little press,” Khloe Kardashian continued.
Viewers were not happy about Jamie Foxx’s joke almost immediately after it aired on March 29, with some taking to Twitter to criticize his choice words.
Bruce Jenner’s family is divided over his gender transition, People magazine reported.
According to the publication’s sources, Bruce Jenner’s revelation that he is a transgender put the family “through a rough patch,” just weeks after his divorce from Kris Jenner caused drama of its own.
An insider said: “It’s naturally a difficult thing to process and work through.
“The divorce caused a divide, but Bruce’s decision to share his transition has caused an even greater divide.”
According to People magazine, Bruce Jenner’s ten children and stepchildren have responded to the news in different ways.
The former Olympian has reportedly been spending more time at his Malibu residence with his older children from previous marriages, including Cassandra, Burt, Brandon and Brody.
Bruce Jenner, meanwhile, is said to be committed to the transition and sharing it publicly, despite delaying the docu-series.
According to new reports, Bruce Jenner was driving at 38 mph during this month’s fatal car accident.
The former Olympian was traveling in his SUV along Pacific Coast Highway when he struck a Lexus, which then spun into oncoming traffic and was hit by a Hummer, killing the Lexus driver, Kim Howe.
Investigators had questioned whether speed could have been a factor in the deadly collision, but according to TMZ, the Sensing Diagnostic Module in Bruce Jenner’s car shows he was initially driving between 46 and 47 mph.
Bruce Jenner slammed on his brakes right before the impact, bringing his speed down to 38, per the data recorder. The incident reportedly took place in less than three seconds.
The new information could prove that Bruce Jenner was unaware of the traffic backup at a stop light ahead of him, as investigators continue to research whether he was driving too closely to the Lexus, and how much fault he bears for what happened.
After striking the Lexus, Bruce Jenner then hit the Prius that was in front of the other car. The accident was caught on tape by a MTA bus surveillance camera.
Bruce Jenner initially reportedly claimed he was being chased by paparazzi, but officials have said photographers were not near enough to have been a factor.
According to new reports, Bruce Jenner’s decision to become a woman was made more than a year ago.
People magazine has quoted a family source saying that the former Olympian is in the process of becoming a woman.
Last year, TMZ was reporting that Bruce Jenner underwent an operation called a laryngeal shave, to smooth out his Adam’s Apple, and, according to the celebrity website, it was “one of the first steps”.
At that time Bruce Jenner said he was “absolutely not” transitioning. However, the website claims his denial was part of a plan to make the change gradually, which he has done over the last year, to the point it simply became obvious and an announcement became almost irrelevant.
Sources told TMZ that Bruce Jenner is now far along in the process, has undergone various procedures and psychological counseling, and is ready to show his journey to the world. His docuseries will air as early as May.
According to People magazine, his family is supportive but not all family members are on board 100%.
A leader in the transgender community told TMZ they’ve know for “way more than a year” Bruce Jenner was doing this and some felt he should have announced it when he had the laryngeal shave. However, Bruce Jenner decided a gradual transition followed by a revelation would be better for him and his family, the celebrity website reported.
It has also reported that part of the plan to reveal the decision is for various family members to start speaking out.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Kim Kardashian said that her stepfather Bruce Jenner is the happiest she’s ever seen him.
Kim Kardashian addressed rumors that Bruce Jenner, 65, is transitioning to become a woman, something the former Olympian has not publicly commented on.
The reality star said her stepfather “should tell his story his way”.
“I think when the time is right he’ll talk about whatever he wants to talk about,” Kim Kardashian said.
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In recent months, photos of Bruce Jenner have shown him with increasingly longer hair.
It’s led to speculation about his personal life but there has never been any public confirmation from Bruce Jenner himself that he is or isn’t transgender.
However, in the TV interview Kim Kardashian alluded to the rumors and said her family “support Bruce no matter what”.
“I think everyone goes through things in life but I do think that story and what Bruce is going through… he’ll share when the time is right.”
The InTouch magazine was recently criticized for digitally altering a picture of Bruce Jenner onto a woman’s body.
Transgender activist Kate Bornstein wrote a statement for the Advocate website about the cover.
Kate Bornstein wrote: “I think that as more and more of us discover that trans is nothing to be ashamed of, the more difficult it’s going to be for bullies to get people to believe their slander and lies.”
Chrystie Crownover is Bruce Jenner’s first wife with whom he had two children, son Burt and daughter Cassandra.
Bruce Jenner and Chrystie Crownover were married from 1972 until their divorce in 1981.
Chrystie Scott, who took the surname Crownover after divorcing Bruce Jenner, was happily married to Bruce for eight years between 1971 and 1979.
Chrystie Crownover, now 63, and Bruce Jenner, now 64, had two children together, Burt, now 36, and Cassandra “Casey”, 34. Chrystie Crownover has always stuck up for her ex even though he left her while she was pregnant with Casey for model Linda Thompson, whom he eventually married.
She told People Magazine years later that there was never a custody battle and she has retained her respect for Bruce Jenner, before adding: “Bruce is a good father, and I want him involved with my kids.”
Chrystie Crownover was happily married to Bruce Jenner for eight years
In 1981, Bruce Jenner got married for second time with Linda Thompson, with whom he had two sons, Brandon and Brody. They divorced in 1985.
In 1991, the former Olympian married Kris Kardashian after five months of dating. Bruce Jenner has two daughters with Kris, Kendall and Kylie.
Chrystie Crownover, who is divorced from her second lawyer husband Robert, is still in touch with Bruce Jenner and says that being away from Kris is the best thing that can happen for him and the children.
She said: “I don’t speak to him that often, but it’s better for everyone, especially the kids, that they’re not together and she’s out of his life. Hopefully, they’ll have more of a chance of leading a normal life out of the spotlight.”
“I can’t say anymore, but he’s never been a cross-dresser in all the time I’ve known him,” Chrystie Crownover added.
Former Olympian Bruce Jenner is a stepfather for the Kardashian kids, and has two children with Kris Jenner.
In total, Bruce Jenner has 10 children, including six biological children.
Bruce Jenner is a stepfather for the Kardashian kids, and has two children with Kris Jenner
Bruce Jenner was married to Chrystie Crownover from December 15, 1972 to January 2, 1981 during the height of his athletic career and had two children with her: Burton William “Burt” Jenner (born September 6, 1978), who was named after Bruce’s younger brother Burt who died in car accident. Burt was followed by Cassandra Lynn “Casey” Jenner on June 10, 1980.
After divorcing from Chrystie Crownover in 1981, Bruce Jenner married Linda Thompson in the same year. They have two sons together, Brandon Thompson Jenner (born June 4, 1981) and Sam Brody Jenner (born August 21, 1983,). Bruce Jenner and Linda Thompson divorced in 1985.
Bruce Jenner then married Kris Kardashian (nee Houghton) on April 21, 1991, and became stepfather to her children Kourtney Mary Kardashian (born April 18, 1979,) Kimberly Noel Kardashian (born October 21, 1980,) Khloé Alexandra Kardashian (born June 27, 1984,) and Robert Arthur Kardashian Jr. (born March 17, 1987.) He also has two girl with wife Kris: Kendall Nicole Jenner (born November 3, 1995) and Kylie Kristen Jenner (August 10, 1997.)
Police is investigating a blackmail case after Kris Jenner has complained that she has become the target of an extortion plot over a non-existent videotape.
Kris Jenner, 58, claims she has been bombarded with up to 300 phone calls, voice mails and text messages every day for the past few weeks from a person who claims to have obtained footage of the reality star engaged in an intimate relationship.
Kris Jenner has become the target of an extortion plot over a non-existent videotape
The mystery caller has allegedly demanded Kris Jenner pay up in a bid to keep the tape under wraps, prompting her to call in the cops.
Officers from Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department paid a visit to the family home on Tuesday to take down details about the incidents for a police report, according to TMZ.
Kris Jenner is adamant the tape does not exist, despite previously confessing to once filming herself and her estranged husband, former Olympian Bruce Jenner, making love early on in their relationship.
Bruce and Kris Jenner separated last year after 22 years of marriage.