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DJ AM clears up rumors about crash lawsuit

Adam Goldstein says he is not suing the estates of the deceased pilots.
/ Source: Access Hollywood

Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein took to his blog on Tuesday to clear up reported rumors concerning the lawsuit stemming from his September plane crash.

“Normally I don’t feel like I NEED to make a statement like this, but after I read some recently reported untruths I feel like I have to. I want to take a second to address the hurtful posts and clear up any misunderstandings any of you may have about my lawsuit,” he wrote on his Web site.

In his suit, filed Dec. 23 in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Goldstein claims the training of the pilots — Sarah Lemmon, 31, and James Bland, 52 — who both died in the crash alongside bodyguard Charles Still and friend Chris Baker, was a factor in the crash, but says he is not suing the pilots.

“I would NEVER sue the deceased pilots’ estates or personal holdings. I am more than grateful that I survived this horrible accident and I’d never try to take anything from those that didn’t. Despite the misinterpretations of the lawsuit, this suit is against the insurance companies that insured the pilots. I’m not after Sarah’s or James’ personal estates nor their property,” he continued.

Goldstein goes on to say that he is wracked with guilt about surviving the harrowing accident.

“Everyone involved in this suit has suffered a great deal, and I would not do anything to make matters worse for the deceased family and friends. Daily I live with the guilt and grief of what happened that night, what I saw, who was lost and why I was spared. I have no words to express the pain that comes with knowing four people died, while I lived,” he wrote.

As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Goldstein and Travis Barker were hospitalized following their crash plane crash in September. Both were treated for second and third degree burns.