Last month, Liam Neeson discussed his grief and loss with Anderson Cooper on CBS 60 Minutes. Five years ago Neeson’s wife, Natasha Richardson, died in a skiing accident, leaving him to raise two sons alone. He has said very little about her death publicly until his interview with Cooper.
But last week he revealed that certain segments of his emotional and frank interview with Anderson Cooper were left out of the broadcast. Speaking to Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live, Liam, 61, revealed: ‘There were some other things I said [On 60 Minutes] that got edited out, that I wish had been kept in’.
Neeson revealed that he had not received a sympathy card from the ski resort where his late wife Natasha Richardson died in 2009. He notes that he and the family received thousands of sympathy cards from all over the world, but no acknowledgment of his loss from Mont Tremblant ski resort in Canada.
Sadly, this behavior is not at all new or unique. Many of our clients who have experienced horrific injuries would be much less inclined to pursue a lawsuit if they had only received acknowledgement of the harm done and recognition that it was not their fault. Though the ski resorts are profit-making businesses, common courtesy should still be a component of services offered – and it would make really good business sense.