MGM is catching backlash yet again for a legal maneuver that isn’t netting positive PR.
In July, the company filed lawsuits against more than 1,900 people who were victims in the October 2017 mass shooting at a country music concert in Las Vegas, one of the deadliest attacks in U.S. history.
MGM said it isn’t seeking money, but rather is trying to have a federal judge declare that the company has no liability for the attack, helping MGM avoid years of costly litigation. That didn’t stop the company from being slammed by survivors and victims’ families—or by social media users.
Now, MGM is again racking up bad press by offering charity donations to the survivors its suing.
The company said it would make a $500 charitable donation to each person who waives his or her right to be served papers or who authorizes an attorney to accept service on his or her behalf. Each donation will be made in the defendant’s name and given to the charity of his or her choice.