Jodie Sweetin files $25,000 lawsuit over 2011 car crash
Jodie Sweetin, best known for her role as Stephanie Tanner in "Full House," is suing a man for at least $25,000 over injuries and damages she says she suffered in a car crash in Los Angeles in 2011.
The 30-year-old actress says in her civil lawsuit, filed on Wednesday and obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com, that on March 2, 2011, she was injured and her vehicle sustained damages as a "direct legal cause" of the negligence of driver Clark Taylor Stavros. Both he and the actress have not commented about the filing.
On March 4, 2011, two days after the incident, Sweetin had Tweeted: "Sorry guys! Had a car accident, Im ok. A wrist fracture and neck and body are really sore. Car totaled. Not fun. :( but thankful not worse! (sic)"
A day later, Sweetin was seen wearing beige bandage around her arm and hand at an event at "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch" actress Melissa Joan Hart's Sweet Harts candy and frozen yogurt shop in Los Angeles. Sweetin brought her youngest daughter, Beatrix, who turns 2 in August (see photo). The actress also has a 4-year-old daughter, Zoie.
"Thankfully, kids werent in the car. But my friend and I got pretty banged up (sic)," she said on Twitter, adding: "Someone turned left in front of me right as i went through the intersection! (sic)"
The actress had Tweeted she later had a purple cast put on after her accident, adding: "At least it's colorful! I'll let Zoie draw on it :)."
Sweetin said she suffered a loss in wages, earning capabity and property damage, medical expenses and "future loss of earnings and future medical expenses." The actress is seeking at least $25,000 in damages, with no limit, and a jury trial.
More than a week after the incident, on March 11, 2012, she and Candace Cameron Bure, who played her older sister DJ in "Full House," exchanged Tweets about it. Bure asked her what happened and Sweetin responded: "Driving home from 'Take Me Home Tonight' premier and someone turned left RIGHT in front of me. Hit them, totaled my car :( (sic)."
"Full House" aired for eight seasons, between 1987 and 1995. After it ended its run, Sweetin appeared on shows such as "Party of Five" and "Yes Dear" and released a memoir in 2009 called "UnSweetined," which chronicled her battle and recovery from methamphetamine addiction and provided details about her past relationships and her children.
Sweetin recently reunited with former "Full House" co-star David Coulier in a web series called "Can't Get Arrested."
Bure recently starred in the ABC Family gymnastics-themed series "Make It Or Break It," which was canceled earlier this year after three seasons.
(Pictured above: Jodie Sweetin attends the 15th Annual Lint Roller Party on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008 in Los Angeles.)