Transcript for US diplomat’s wife speaks out after deadly accident
We are going to begin with the parents of the British teen killed in that crash with an American diplomat's wife. Arriving in the U.S. Searching for answers. The parents opened a meeting with the woman face-to-face. British officials saying her diplomatic immunity is no longer relevant? That's right. That's what they are saying. And the teen's parents are here in the U.S. Hoping to get that woman to go back to the uk to answer questions. There is still the possibility she could end up answering those questions in a court of law. This morning the parents of Harry Dunn, the English teen killed in a head-on car crash with a U.S. Diplomat's wife flying from the uk to the U.S. Demanding answers. On August 27th, 19-year-old Harry Dunn was driving on his motorbike when he was hit by a car driving on the wrong side of the road. The driver of that vehicle, this woman, 42-year-old Anne sacoolas, the wife of a U.S. Diplomat. Dunn died instantly. Police say sacoolas initially cooperated but days after the accident she fled the country returning to the U.S. Claiming diplomatic immunity which protects diplomats and their family members from prosecution or lawsuits under the host nation's laws. I can't believe she's living with herself doing this. How can you just be like that? Just get on a plane and go. How can she be allowed to? Reporter: But now seven weeks after the crash, the uk foreign secretary saying, that immunity is no longer relevant because she has returned home. This weekend sacoolas breaking her silence saying in a statement from her attorneys that she is cooperating with police and wants to meet with the family to apologize in person. Anne is devastated by this tragic accident. No loss compares to the death of a child and Anne extends her deepest sympathy to Harry Dunn's family. Dunn's family responding saying that while they are open to meet, the pain hasn't gone away. My opinion on miss sacoolas now wanting to come forward to say sorry, to be perfectly honest, yes, it's a start with some closure for our family, but having said that as it's nearly seven weeks now since we lost our boy, this doesn't cut it. It's not really quite enough. And the Dunn family lawyer telling us overnight while they are open to meeting with sacoolas, it's not going to happen any time soon. Their main goal for this trip is to get her to return to the uk, robin. Thank you. We will bring in chief legal analyst Dan Abrams. A lot of talk about diplomatic immunity. Explain what that means. It means that when you go to another country as a diplomat, so a U.S. Diplomat goes to England or France, they're granted a type of immunity. It means that we want to be able to keep our people safe in another country even if they're charged with a crime. Same thing applies to those diplomats here in the united States. They are afforded immunity. It does create tension sometimes when people believe that a diplomat has done something really bad. Typically what happens in that kind of case is the country where the person is from can waive immunity and say, okay this, is serious, we get it. We're going to waive immunity. The U.S. Did not waive immunity in this case and so while they're talking about the fact that the immunity doesn't apply, it's not entirely true because if she were charged in the uk and they said, okay, we're going to charge you with manslaughter, we'd like her extradited to the United Kingdom I don't think the U.S. Would agree. Nothing can be dong. She's here. Unless the U.S. Agrees to send her back -- I think that's right. The only thing that could happen is there could be a civil lawsuit. So she could either be sued by the family in England or potentially here meaning sue her in England she doesn't come to the trial, et cetera, but you could sue her potentially here as well so the family does have civil options and keep in mind we don't know she's going to be charged criminally. At this point they're still investigating. You know, there's indications that, again, she was driving on the wrong side of the road. The British authorities could conclude that this was simply an accident, that there's no criminal liability but still the potential for civil. And the family can actually ask for that civil lawsuit at any point? Yeah, so the family can move forward and try to sue and the question is going to be where do they try and sue, typically, of course, something happens in England, you sue in England but in a case like this because you're talking about an American citizen it is possible that could end up in an American court and then there would be questions about what law applies. A lot of people watching this. Thanks, Dan. We turn to the woman who has
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