Khloe Kardashian and Kris Jenner will not be prosecuted for setting off giant fireworks in the middle of the night to celebrate the birthday of Khloe’s boyfriend last month, terrifying and angering residents in the process.
As ENTmania! reported, the Kardashians are now facing a small claims lawsuit by some residents of Marina Del Rey, California, who accuse them of causing tremendous emotional distress and being ‘incredibly rude’ and ‘selfish’ by their actions. The latter, on their own part, maintained that they obtained permission before setting off the fireworks and so did not do anything wrong.
In a worksheet released on Thursday, the Los Angeles District Attorney rejected the demand for criminal prosecution of Steven Jeffries (the guy hired to set off the fireworks), saying that Khloe and Kris indeed followed the law by obtaining permission from the Coast Guard and police. Even though it admitted that the fireworks caused a ‘community inconvenience,’ the D.A maintains that it wasn’t the Kardashians’ fault, but that of law enforcement officers, who should have known better before giving their go-ahead.
‘The conduct was permitted and monitored,’ said Deputy District Attorney Amy-Hannah Broersma. ‘Given the Coast Guard did not intervene when notified in advance, the fire department ratified the use of fireworks by permit ahead of time and the contemporaneous presence of fire department personnel the night of (the) incident, despite community inconvenience, it would be problematic to hold the suspect criminally liable for consequences of fire department permitted/monitored conduct.’
Meanwhile, a group of residents are still going ahead with the small claims lawsuit despite the new development.