A Walmart employee who survived a mass shooting at a Walmart in Virginia last week has reportedly filed a $50 million lawsuit against the company for allegedly continuing to employ the shooter “who had known propensities for violence, threats and strange behavior.”
According to CBS News, the lawsuit was filed Tuesday (November 29) in Chesapeake Circuit Court by Donya Prioleau. It alleges that she has experienced post-traumatic stress disorder, including physical and emotional distress, from witnessing the shooting that took place in the store’s breakroom on November 22.
"Bullets whizzed by Plaintiff Donya Prioleau's face and left side, barely missing her," the lawsuit states. "She witnessed several of her coworkers being brutally murdered on either side of her."
It continues: "Ms. Prioleau looked at one of her coworkers in the eyes right after she had been shot in the neck. Ms. Prioleau saw the bullet wound in her coworker's neck, the blood rushing out of it, and the shocked look on her coworker's helpless face."
Walmart has not yet commented on the pending litigation.
Andre Bing, the 31-year-old store supervisor, fatally shot six employees and wounded several others before he turned the gun on himself, according to authorities.
Additionally, the lawsuit alleges that Bing "had a personal vendetta against several Walmart employees and kept a 'kill list' of potential targets prior to the shooting." It also states that Prioleau had submitted a formal complaint on a Walmart Global Ethics Statement Form indicating that Bing had “bizarrely and inappropriately commented on Ms. Prioleau’s age.”
Bing allegedly told Prioleau “Isn’t your lady clock ticking? Shouldn't you be having kids?" and harassed her for “being poor and being short,” according to the lawsuit. He also called her a “bitch” under his breath.
"Despite Mr. Bing's long-standing pattern of disturbing and threatening behavior, Walmart knew or should have known about Mr. Bing's disturbing and threatening behavior, but failed to terminate Mr. Bing, restrict his access to common areas, conduct a thorough background investigation, or subject him to a mental health examination," the lawsuit states.