Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil plans to file a multi-million dollar suit today against Rocketdyne Propulsion and Power, a subsidiary of Boeing North America Inc., for contributing to the wrongful death of his daughter, Skylar, back in 1995. Neil is also seeking damages against Rocketdyne for illegal environmental dumping and failing to properly clean the area.
Neil claims that Rocketdyne dumped toxic waste and other hazardous material in property located adjacent to his home in Simi Valley, California during the early ’90s. Legal representatives for Neil say that 200-300 Simi residents have previously filed claims against the company because of the increased cancer rates in the community, although Rocketdyne has steadfastly denied that its operations have contributed to the rise.
The singer lived near one of Rocketdyne’s California compounds for several years with Skylar, who died of cancer the age of four in August 1995. Rocketdyne has been one of the principal contractors
that has worked on the space shuttle program, and is currently developing the engine for the X-33 reusable space plane.
“I’m stunned to learn about the things Rocketdyne did,” Neil wrote in a statement regarding the pending lawsuit. “I am prepared to fight for my child since she no longer can.”
Mötley Crüe is currently out on the road on a joint tour with the Scorpions, and the groups are scheduled to play the Universal Amphitheater in Universal City, California on August 13.