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Theatergoer Files Lawsuit In Midnight Movie Massacre

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KHQ.COM - One of the victims in the Aurora shooting says he plans on filing a lawsuit against three defendants from the extreme trauma he says he suffered, according to TMZ.

Torrence Brown, Jr. was in the theater during the shooting, but was not shot or injured in any way. Brown however claims to "now suffer from extreme trauma."

Brown's attorney says they are going after three main targets:

As reported by TMZ:

Brown has hired attorney Donald Karpel to rep him.  Karpel tells TMZ ... he is targeting 3 defendants.

-The theater.  Karpel claims it was negligent for the theater to have an emergency door in the front that was not alarmed or guarded.  It's widely believed Holmes entered the theater with a ticket, propped the emergency door open from inside, went to his car and returned with guns.

-Holmes' doctors.  Karpel says it appears Holmes was on several medications -- prescribed by one or more doctors --  at the time of the shooting and he believes the docs did not properly monitor Holmes.

-Warner Bros.  Karpel says "Dark Knight Rises" was particularly violent and Holmes mimicked some of the action.  The attorney says theater goers were helpless because they thought the shooter was part of the movie.  Karpel tells TMZ, "Somebody has to be responsible for the rampant violence that is shown today."

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