Anne Heche’s estate sued by home owner who nearly lost his life and pet in a car crash
Anne Heche is being sued by a woman who claims that she and her pet nearly lost their lives when the actress crashed her car into her Los Angeles home in August.
The Six Days and Seven Nights the star was 53 when she crashed her Mini Cooper into plaintiff Lynne Mishele’s houseresulted in her death six days later on August 11.
Now, according to court documents obtained by Page SixMishele is suing Heche’s estate for causing severe trauma to her following the collision and destruction of “her lifetime’s worth of personal property”.
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Mishele is said to have stated that “the sudden and terrifying explosion left her shaken to the core”, adding that she was “absolutely traumatized, unusually startled when she heard loud noises”. , haunted by nightmares and flashbacks of the incident, scared to step outside, and on top of that, having no place to live.”
She is said to be seeking @US2 million (approximately $2.9 million) in damages. Heche’s estate is currently managed by her 20-year-old son, Homer Laffoon.
Laffoon and Heche’s representatives have yet to comment on the lawsuit.
After the horrific crash in August, Heche suffered severe burns when the car burst into flames.
She was said to be “stuck inside the car” for 45 minutes and never regained consciousness.
Heche’s official cause of death was ruled by an LA coroner as accidental, who credited smoke inhalation and heat trauma as contributing to her death.
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