Almost two years after a woman fell off a downtown apartment building and died, her family is suing the grandson of U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe.
The wrongful death lawsuit stems from September 2018, when 25-year-old Glade Inhofe and 24-year-old Regan Robertson met up for drinks and ended the night on the rooftop of the Mayo 420 Building near Fifth and Main Streets, according to court filings.
Regan Robertson’s mother alleges Glade Inhofe, Wiggin Properties, LLC, and Mayo 420, LLC, were negligent.
The lawsuit alleges Glade Inhofe left the woman "alone and intoxicated and sitting on the ledge of his apartment building's rooftop."
Paul DeMuro, Glade Inhofe's attorney, told News On 6 his client is "not legally or morally responsible” for Regan Robertson’s actions that night.
"There was a lot about the lawsuit that was intentionally false and inflammatory, and it's no mystery why they put Glade's name first in the lawsuit as far as the lead defendant," said DeMuro.
DeMuro said his client is disappointed and shocked to be named in the lawsuit. DeMuro said Glade Inhofe was not dating Regan Robertson and left to use the restroom when the incident happened.
"Imagine being out with somebody who you hadn't seen for 10 years, and you're catching up, and then the next thing you know, she's dead on the ground," said DeMuro.
The lawsuit also claims Glade Inhofe first told police that Regan Robertson "made comments about suicide throughout the night" and later "changed his story...that Regan was in a good state of mind and that he left her on the ledge to respect her 'autonomy.'"
"It's really unfortunate that the family has chosen this means as a way of honoring Regan's memory because this case is going to require an examination of what led her to make the choices that night," said DeMuro.
The lawsuit also alleges Wiggin Properties, LLC, and Mayo 420, LLC, "knew of the dangerous condition" and "breached their duty to exercise ordinary care to prevent injury to others...."
DeMuro said he and his client are considering all options in defending this case.
Regan Robertson's mother referred News On 6 to the family attorney, who was not reachable as of Wednesday night.
News On 6 also contacted the Mayo 420 Building and have not heard back.