According to court documents, the woman who was inside the Los Angeles home that actress Anne Heche crashed into in early August is suing the actress’ estate for at least $2 million.
According to the lawsuit, Lynne Mishele “was working from home when she was stunned by the dramatic force of Heche’s vehicle slamming through the front wall and driving through the living room, kitchen, home office, and primary room closet before settling into her house’s laundry/storage room.”
According to the complaint, Mishele’s home was destroyed in a fire, and she now suffers from acute anxiety and depression.
Anne Heche’s accident
Heche suffered a “severe anoxic brain injury” as a result of the accident, depriving her brain of oxygen, among other critical injuries. She died just days after being removed from life support.
“While the media focused on Heche’s condition, the August 5, 2022 incident left Plaintiff completely traumatised, unusually startled by hearing loud noises, plagued by nightmares and flashbacks of the incident, terrified of walking outside, and, on top of that, homeless,” the lawsuit states.
“As a direct result of Heche’s outrageous conduct and unlawful acts,” the complaint continues, “Plaintiff and her beloved pets nearly lost their lives, not to mention that Plaintiff also had an entire life’s worth of her personal possessions destroyed in the fire.”
According to sources, the executor of Heche’s estate, Homer Heche Laffoon, has been contacted for comment.
The lawsuit claims negligence caused the accident, infliction of mental distress, and trespassing. Mishele seeks compensatory and punitive damages, as well as other financial relief.
The complaint was filed in California Superior Court in Los Angeles last week.