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Tom Hanks Sued Over Son Chester's Car Accident; Drug Question Raised

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By    |   Thursday, 31 Mar 2016 08:41 AM

Actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson are being sued over a rear-end car crash their son Chet Hanks was involved in last year.

The lawsuit accuses Chet Hanks of negligence and Tom Hanks and Wilson of negligent entrustment of a motor vehicle, TheWrap reported.

The lawsuit, filed by Terry Moogan, claims that Chet Hanks, 25, was under the influence of drugs or and and/or alcohol at the time of the accident in Los Angeles and that his parents are partially responsible because they owned the vehicle he was driving and were aware of his state, People magazine reported.

"Despite knowing that Chester Hanks was a careless and reckless driver and a habitual user of drugs and alcohol, they negligently permitted Chester Hanks to operate their vehicle, and thus, in addition to Chester Hanks, are responsible for the physical and emotional injuries Mr. Moogan sustained," the lawsuit reads.

Police weren't called to the scene of the February 2015 accident, and Chet Hanks wasn’t charged, TMZ reported. The celebrity gossip site said Moogan’s lawyer claims that his client got whiplash and a brain injury from the accident.

Chet Hanks, an aspiring rapper who has used the moniker Chet Haze, reportedly attended rehab last year and has opened up about his struggles with addiction.

Chet Hanks tweeted about the lawsuit on Tuesday.





In January he tweeted about his progress in recovery from addiction.



Twitter users reacted to the lawsuit.





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