Paul Walker’s daughter Meadow Rain did not witness his death, his family said Tuesday. The “Fast & Furious” actor’s team took to Facebook to address rumors that the 15-year-old girl saw her father’s fatal car accident in California on Saturday after a charity event.
"It is unfortunate that claims are being made to the media that Paul's daughter Meadow was at the event on Saturday when the accident occurred," the statement read. "We want to clarify that Paul went to the event alone. Meadow was not at the charity event on Saturday and thankfully, did not witness the accident. Any claims stating otherwise are inaccurate."
The statement continued: "Sadly, there's also numerous people creating fake social media profiles claiming to be Meadow. We would like everyone to know that Meadow does not currently have any public profiles and is not currently active on social media. We ask that her privacy be respected at this time."
Indeed, various social media accounts were started after Walker’s untimely demise and claimed to be the real Meadow Walker. One of the imposters wrote: “I loved him even before I knew what love was,” and, “It brings tears in my eyes as I write this!”
Walker’s father, Paul Walker III, has been giving many interviews since his son’s death. According to Us Weekly, he said that Meadow is tough and has many friends and family around her to hold her hand and give her hugs during her grief.
Walker had just attended an event for his charity Reach Out Worldwide, which was held at his friend Roger Rodas’ car shop Always Evolving Performance Motors in Santa Clarita. Reports about why Rodas and Walker jumped in the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT varied in the beginning, but on Monday officials ruled that the men were not speed racing.
A law enforcement official told NBC News the exotic vehicle was traveling at approximately 40 to 45 miles per hour in a 45 miles per hour zone when the driver, Rodas, lost control of the car when rounding a bend, where the speed limit drops to 15 miles per hour.
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Maria Vultaggio is a reporter for the Continuous News Desk (CND), where she covers trending topics and breaking news for the International Business Times....