The family of motorist Scott Wilson, 23, was paid a total $46 million — You read right! – to settle all lawsuits resulting from Scott’s death in an accident caused by Wellington polo mogul John Goodman!
Goodman, 48, was drunk at the time then fled the scene. He is to be sentenced April 30.
The money paid to the Wilsons, meanwhile, came mainly from two sources: the insurance carriers for The Players Club, the watering hole that last served Goodman before the crash, $6 million; and Goodman’s personal liability insurance, $40 million.
According to court records, all litigation between Wilson’s parents, Lili and William Wilson, were dismissed on April 3. The settlement was supposed to remain confidential.
Gossip Extra readers, however, have known some of this for a while! Back in February, Gossip Extra scooped the rest of the press by announcing the $6 million award. And on April 3, a story about the settlement mentioned that the Wilsons had asked for $50 million from Goodman’s insurance carrier.
That amount represented the maximum amount of liability coverage for Goodman.
A source close to the negotiations, however, tells me tonight that the Wilsons relented after receiving the money from The Players’ Club.