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Remember that 2010 fire that resulted in Kate Von D's house burning down? Well, the 30-year-old LA Ink star (and Jesse James' ex) sure does: Von D's kitten Valentine perished in the blaze -- and now her insurance company has filed a $1 million lawsuit against her claiming that she was responsible for starting the fire.
E! Onine has copies of the paperwork filed by State Farm, which covered $909,199 in damages after the accident. The documents say that unattended lit candles "subsequently started a fire within the premises." The only problem with that claim is that Von D says she was out on her The Tattoo Chronicles book tour and thus not even home at the time of the fire.
"Contrary 2 rumors-I did NOT burn my house down (I was on my booktour during the fire) and no, I did NOT kill my own cat," the 30-year-old LA Ink star tweeted Wednesday, linking to the lengthy Facebook post she wrote following the blaze.
"As some of you know, my house burned down right at the half way mark of my book tour," she wrote in January 2011. "And it's weird because almost everyone around me feels really bad for me. I know its all coming from a good place, and I definitely appreciate all the thoughtful condolences, not just for my loss of "stuff" but more importantly for the loss of my baby kitten, Valentine. But I'm honestly OK with it all if you gimme a chance to explain."
Von D's reps have yet to comment on the lawsuit.