Court documents show Progressive Insurance defended policyholder’s killer
Progressive may have just dug itself into a deeper hole.
After comedian Matt Fisher’s Tumblr post, titled “My Sister Paid Progressive Insurance to Defend Her Killer In Court,” went viral on Tumblr and Twitter and the backlash caused a PR nightmare for Progressive, the insurance company finally responded to Fisher on Tuesday.
Progressive Claims General Manager Chris Wolf released a statement on the insurance company’s official website that offered condolences to the Fisher family but also denied that Progressive had any part in the trial that Matt Fisher mentioned.
“To be very clear, Progressive did not serve as the attorney for the defendant in the Fisher family’s favor just last week,” Wolf wrote, “He was defended by his insurance company, Nationwide.”
What they probably did not expect was even more backlash—or proof that they were wrong.
just a good ol fashen backlash, iddnit?