Tom Hanks Sued Over Rapper Son's Car Crash

Chet Hanks allegedly rear-ended someone last year in parents' car
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2016 12:49 PM CDT

(Newser) – Chet Hanks, you're probably grounded. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are being sued over their son Chet's car accident last year, E! reports. Chet (born Chester Hanks, goes by Chet Haze) was driving a car owned by his 'rents when he allegedly rear-ended a driver on a Southern California freeway. Per the other driver's lawsuit, Tom and Rita knew their kid "was careless and reckless driver and a habitual user of drugs and alcohol," yet "negligently permitted Chester Hanks to operate their vehicle" anyway.

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The suit claims the younger Hanks was "under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol" when he crashed, and was also "driving ... in an unreasonable and unsafe manner," though he was never charged with a DUI, TMZ reports The other driver wants his parents held responsible for the physical and emotional injuries allegedly caused by the crash, and is seeking unspecified damages. Should you have forgotten, Chet, a self-styled rapper, last made headlines when he explained why he should be allowed to use the n-word. (Read more Tom Hanks stories.)

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