Anne Heche’s estate sued for more than $36,000 in credit card debt
Anne Heche’s estate was sued for more than $36,000 in credit card debt — months after the late actress died following a car accident, leaving about $110,000 in cash and checks in her estate.
The 52-year-old Six Days, Seven Nights actress left behind a hefty bill for her 21-year-old son, Homer Laffoon, who was appointed permanent guardian of her will in November.
Court documents obtained by The blast revealed that the actress’s Citibank/Citi Mastercard brought in $36,131.35. But at the time of Heche’s untimely death, she owed $62,011.35 until a payment of $25,850.00 reduced the balance.
The revelations come nearly a year after Heche was in a fiery car accident in Los Angeles on Aug. 5 and died a week later.
Last month, court documents obtained by DailyMail.com revealed that the Supercell actress had $77,000 in a Merrill bank account and $33,000 in uncollected royalties and checks remaining when she died.
Anne Heche’s estate was sued for more than $36,000 in credit card debt — months after the late actress died following a car accident, leaving behind about $110,000 in cash and checks. A photo from before the August 5 crash shows Anne Heche at the wheel with a liquor bottle in the cup holder
The Ceder Rapids actress, 52, left a hefty bill for her 21-year-old son, Homer Laffoon, who was appointed permanent trustee of her estate in November. Pictured: Anne and Homer in November 2021
Homer discovered his mother’s 27 uncashed checks from NBCUniversal, Hollywood studios like Disney, Paramount and Warner Brothers while going through her house. radar online reported.
The largest check — for $25,000 — was from Cast and Crew Production Services and was dated June 10, 2022, just a few months before Heche died.
The $110,000 in cash and bounced checks is a partial inventory of Heche’s assets that Homer compiled for LA Superior Court Probate Judge Lee Bogdanoff.
Aside from the cash and checks, Homer estimated the value of his mother’s belongings and assets at $400,000.
Last November, the judge gave control of Heche’s estate to Homer after objections from the actress’s former partner, actor James Tupper — who claimed $200,000 worth of her jewelry “disappeared.”
And the judge rejected the objection of Canadian-born Tupper, 57, who argued that Homer was “unfit” to run the estate because he was too young, unemployed and estranged from his mother at the time of her death.
“I find no foul play by Mr. Laffoon,” said Judge Bogdanoff — who also denied a request by Tupper’s attorney, Christopher Johnson, for a witness hearing for his client’s claim that Heche’s $200,000 jewelry collection has disappeared.
Johnson had told the judge that the actress had “about $200,000 worth of jewelry and none is left and that was four years ago.” Tupper and the actress dated from 2007 to 2018.
The judge told Johnson his claim was “not true” and denied his request for a witness hearing.
Heche died in a car accident involving a fireball in Los Angeles on August 5
Anne Heche’s adult son Homer Laffoon and her ex James Tupper were involved in a fierce battle last year for control of the late actress’s estate.
James Tupper, the actress’s former partner, claimed in court last year that Homer was not “unfit” to run the estate because he was too young. The blended family of four is pictured in 2012
The August 5 crash scene was chaotic with firefighters braving the flames to rescue Heche and homeowner Lynne Mishele
Heche — best known for roles in Donnie Brasco, Volcano and Wag the Dog and her three-year relationship with Ellen DeGeneres — rammed her Mini Cooper into a Los Angeles home on August 5 last year, causing a fire.
Blood tests showed she had cocaine and fentanyl in her system when the high-speed crash occurred, but officials confirmed she hadn’t consumed any alcohol — despite previously being pictured with a vodka bottle in her cup holder.
She was badly burned and left in a coma. Her life support machine was turned off on August 14 and she was cremated on August 18.
A coroner concluded that she died of inhalation injuries and burns, and the death was ruled accidental.
The mother-of-two also suffered a broken sternum as a result of “dumb trauma,” according to information on the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner website.
Last month, Lynne Mishele, the woman who rented the house Heche crashed into and set it on fire, sued the estate for at least $2 million, citing “negligent, inflicting emotional distress and trespass.”