Anne Heche’s estate is being sued by the woman who lost her home in the crash that killed the actress.
Entertainment Tonight reported Lynne Mishele is suing Heche’s estate for “negligence, infliction of emotional distress and trespassing” after the crash “personally ravaged” her life.
Mishele is demanding at least $2 million, as the outlet reported.
“It was as though a record-breaking earthquake had hit, and [Mishele] was right in the middle and on the fault line,” the court documents stated, explaining the moments after the crash.
The documents continues, “Thick smoke, heavy fumes and enveloping flames instantly followed.”
They pointed out a “blood analysis performed after the incident confirmed the presence of both cocaine and narcotics, including fentanyl, in Heche’s system” before she was pronounced legally dead.
The documents argued Mishele has been left “completely traumatized, unusually startled by hearing loud noises, plagued by nightmares and flashbacks of the incident, terrified of walking outside, and, atop that, without a place to live.”
Additionally, the lawsuit claims Mishele “has been injured economically, psychologically, physically and emotionally, and has suffered and will continue to suffer substantial damage well into the future.”
The lawsuit stated that her “home and all of [Mishele]’s personal property were completely burned and destroyed,” adding, “Including an entire lifetime of possessions, pictures and mementos, all her business papers and equipment, her laptop and iPad, all of her clothing, basic necessities, and household items.”
In August, Mishele posted a video to her Instagram reacting to Heche’s death.
“The news of Anne Heche passing is devastating,” Mishele said.
She added, “Her family and her friends and her children, especially, really have suffered a great loss, and my heart goes out for them. This entire situation is tragic and there really are just no words. I’m sending love to everybody involved.”
The filing comes just months after Heche’s s oldest son, Homer Heche Laffoon, made a request to control his mother’s fortune, as IJR reported.
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