Lawsuit Filed by the Parents of One of the Victims of the Oakland Fire

The parents of Michela Gregory filed the lawsuit on Friday.
December 25, 2016, 7:35pm
Photo of Ghost Ship warehouse courtesy of website

The parents of Michela Gregory, a 20-year-old San Francisco State University student who died in the arms of her boyfriend in Oakland's Ghost Ship warehouse fire, filed a lawsuit on Friday, reports the Associated Press.

The warehouse owner, Chor Ng; its chief tenant, Derick Ion Almenda; and others who lived and worked in the space have been named in the lawsuit which was filed at Alameda County Superior Court.

According to the lawsuit, Gregory and others attempted to exit the warehouse, but were unable to due to the configuration and unstable conditions of the space.

Gregory was one of 36 people killed during the fire on December 2nd. Gregory was found with her boyfriend, 22-year-old Alex Vega.

"It's really horrific, irresponsible actions and inactions on the part of this building owner, those associated with this event, and the city that cost the life of this beautiful young lady and the lives of 35 others," said lawyer Mary Alexander to the Associated Press. Alexander filed the lawsuit on behalf of Gregory's parents. According to Alexander, the family will also file a separate lawsuit against Oakland for negligence from city officials.

The cause of the Oakland fire is still unknown. Earlier this month, we reported 4chan users launched a campaign to shutdown DIY venues in the aftermath of the fire.