The woman, who lived in the home affected by Anne Heche’s fatal car crash, is suing the late actor’s estate for at least $2million (£1.7million).
Heche, who became known for her appearances in films such as Six days seven nights and birthShe died in August after a car accident in Los Angeles. Their vehicle crashed into a house before bursting into flames.
The actor fell into a coma before being pronounced dead days later at the age of 53.
Lynne Mishele rented the affected property and was in it when the incident occurred.
According to legal papers seen by personsOn Tuesday (November 15) she was “working from home as she was swept away by the dramatic force of Heche’s vehicle, which smashed through the front wall and through the living room, kitchen, study and main room closet before it settled down in the laundry, was stunned / storeroom of their house.”
Although Mishele was not physically harmed, the lawsuit indicates that she and her three pets narrowly escaped injury.
Her lawyers describe Mishele as “terrified, severely traumatized and homeless” as a result of the crash.
In addition to the emotional distress, the legal documents note that the impact of the crash “destroyed” various items of Mishele’s personal belongings, including “a lifetime of possessions, pictures and memorabilia, all of her business papers and gear, her laptop and iPad, all their clothing, basic needs and household items”.
Her legal team is seeking “at least $2 million” in damages from Heche’s estate for “negligence,” “inflicting emotional distress,” and “trespassing.”
Mishele previously spoke about the incident and her well wishes to Heche’s loved ones after her death.
“The news of Anne Heche’s death is devastating. Her family and friends and especially her children have truly suffered a great loss and my heart goes out to them,” she wrote.
“This whole situation is just tragic and there really are no words. Sending love to all involved.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/anne-heche-estate-car-crash-house-b2226276.html Anne Heche: The late actor’s estate is being sued by a woman who rented a house she drove to