The man in the video seen pushing over an ancient rock formation in Utah had filed a lawsuit last month that claimed a “debilitating” injury from a 2009 auto accident.
Glenn Taylor, who was seen destroying a 200 million-year-old goblin sandstone formation in Utah's Goblin Valley State Park last week, filed a personal injury lawsuit last month claiming to have been disabled after a car crash four years ago, according to The New York Daily News
Since the time of the crash, the Boy Scout leader claims he's "endure(d) great pain and suffering, disability, impairment, loss of joy of life," according to his lawsuit filed against Alan Macdonald, the father of the then teen driver responsible for that crash.
KUTV reports that Macdonald said he was surprised when he saw the lawsuit come across his desk. He acknowledged his daughter rear-ended several cars during that accident and a vehicle Taylor was in was one of them. Macdonald stated that no one went to the hospital after the crash.
After seeing the video, Macdonald said he doesn’t think Taylor looks debilitated.
“He turns and twists and high fives and yucks it up and flexes his muscles. He just doesn't look like a terribly disabled person to me."
Mark Stubbs, Taylor's attorney, said that just because his client is beginning to recover from his injured back doesn't mean he hasn't suffered from pain in the past. Stubbs added that Taylor's medical bills in the wake of the accident could continue for years.
Stubbs did admit though that the tape may not play well if the case was to go before a jury trial, but adds it is only one piece of a larger case.