Jewel Brangman was the girlfriend of actor and model, Scott Eastwood –she died in a horrible car crash on September 7, 2014.
As the two-year-anniversary of Jewel Brangman’s death approaches, the youngest son of Academy Award-winning actor-director Clint Eastwood, Scott, opened up about the loss during an interview to GQ Australia. He confirmed a faulty airbag was the cause of Jewel Brangman’s 2014 death. He also revealed that his former girlfriend was one of 11 people killed in connection with one of the biggest airbag recalls the history of automotive in America.
Jewel Brangman, died from neck and head injuries in September 2014 when the driver’s air bag in her rented 2001 Honda Civic inflated with too much force, showering her with metal shrapnel. She was 26-years-old.
Honda and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA) have both determined that the airbag caused her death.
Reports said at the time, she had rented the car in San Diego and was driving to Los Angeles County when she was involved in a crash. She died from a laceration to the left side of her neck and a severe brain injury.
Ms. Brangman’s father, Alexander Brangman, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Honda, Takata and the Sunset Car Rental LLC of San Diego last year.
Jewel Alexandra Brangman had a model mayhem profile which can still be viewed here. The pretty aspiring model and dancer was one of the girls from BTS American Hustle Life.
She can be seen on BTS’ Boy In Luv MV (L.A. version). She worked as a gymnastics coach.
Jewel shared a number of photos of the couple on her Instagram account, through 2013. She referred to him in several captions as her “partner in crime,” “my love” and “my better half.”
Eastwood said of his loss: “I’ve lost friends before; I’ve lost some great friends. But, I had never lost someone I had been really intimate with, you know, like in that way, in a relationship,” Eastwood continued. “I think that really affected me in a way that… I don’t know. Maybe it’s made it harder for me to date.”
During his interview, Scott Eastwood also shared that he called Jewel’s father nearly two years after her death to offer his condolences.
The now 30-year-old revealed he never called her father and he didn’t attend her funeral either because he hadn’t ‘found the right words’ to say to him.’
Jewel’s father told People that Eastwood made the emotional call earlier this week. He said he thinks Scott didn’t handle the situation properly and that he was hurt by it. He also added he has forgiving him adding ‘I was angry – but everybody grieves differently. You know, he’s a kid, too.