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Ricki Lake Sued for Negligence resulting to Fire

 

Actress and Television host Ricki Lake’s rented home in Malibu was destroyed by a fire last September 18, 2011. No one was hurt, fortunately, but most of her possessions were ravaged. And to add insult to the injury, she has been slammed with a lawsuit on June 6.

According to the lawsuit, filed by her landlord in the Los Angeles Superior Court, the 42 year old former Hairspray actress negligently set the house on fire by carelessly refiling oil into a portable space heater. “[Lake] caused the oil to spill which was ignited by the hot heating coils which [Lake] had not allowed to cool. The flaming oil quickly caught hold and began to burn items inside the property. [Lake] failed or did not attempt to extinguish the fire,” reads the paper.

Ricki Pamela Lake was born on September 21, 1968. She is best known for playing Tracy Turnblad in the original Hairspray movie. She has starred in 80s and 90s films such as Mrs. Winterbourne, Cabin Boy, Last Exit to Brooklyn, Cookie, and Inside Monkey Zetterland,. The actress also hosts a daytime talk show named after her. Aside from being a professional talk show host and an actress Lake also a mother to sons Milo and Owen.

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