LOS ANGELES -- An attorney for San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow has responded to comments made by a lawyer for the Los Angeles Dodgers who suggested Stow might be partly to blame for a brutal attack he received in a Dodger Stadium parking lot on Opening Day.
Thomas Girardi told the Los Angeles Times on Friday it was wrong for attorney Jerome Jackson to say Stow may have to share some of the blame for the attack.
"Oh, so here it is, let's blame the innocent guy for the lack of security at Dodger Stadium," he told the Times. "... McCourt's taken millions out of the Dodgers and he and his attorneys know the end is near."
Girardi spoke with ESPNLosAngeles.com on Thursday as well, saying, "Everybody makes mistakes in life. How you're judged is by the way you respond to them."
Jackson said Thursday that the Dodgers and their owner Frank McCourt shouldn't be held fully liable by a possible jury. The Stow family filed a lawsuit blaming the Dodgers organization and McCourt for the attack.
Jackson filed a cross-complaint last week saying two men charged with beating Stow should be held liable.
"One of the things the jury will be asked to do is to determine what percentage of fault various individuals have for this event," Jackson told ESPNLosAngeles.com.
"You're saying to the jury, 'They (the Stow family) are saying we're 100 percent liable. But does that mean (Marvin) Norwood and (Louis) Sanchez, who beat this guy up, have no liability? And, does it mean Mr. Stow himself has no liability?'"
Information from ESPNLosAngeles.com's Ramona Shelburne and The Associated Press was used in this report.