Anne Heche is being sued after the death of a woman who claims she and her pet were nearly killed when the actress drove her car to her Los Angeles home in August.
The Six days, seven nights The star was 53 years old when she drove her Mini Cooper into plaintiff Lynne Michele’s homewhich led to her death six days later on August 11.
Now, on the court documents obtained by Page sixMishele is suing Heche’s estate for causing her massive trauma following the crash and destroying “a lifetime’s worth of her personal possessions.”
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Mishele claims that the “sudden and terrifying explosion shook her to the core,” adding that she was “absolutely shocked, unusually alarmed by the noise, plagued by nightmares and flashbacks of the incident, afraid to walk outside, and on top of that, without housing.”
She is reportedly seeking US$2 million (approximately US$2.9 million) in damages. Heche’s estate is now in the care of her 20-year-old son, Homer Laffoon.
Laffoon and Heche’s representatives have yet to comment on the lawsuit.
After the devastating accident in August, Heche suffered serious burns when the car caught fire.
She was reportedly “trapped in the car” for 45 minutes and never regained consciousness.
Heche’s official cause of death was ruled an accident by the LA Coroner, who noted that smoke inhalation and thermal injuries contributed to her death.
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