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Bart Simpson Actress Sued Over Fiance's Debt

9/21/2010 9:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nancy Cartwright -- the voice of Bart Simpson -- is a defendant in a lawsuit involving her fiance's suicide, a failed construction project, and the Church of Scientology ... this according to documents obtained by TMZ.

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In the suit, the American Safety Casualty Insurance Company claims a construction company run by Stephen Brackett -- Nancy's fiance at the time -- was hired to fix up a restaurant in 2008.  ASCIC issued an insurance policy to Brackett to cover the work ... and Nancy agreed to cover ASCIC's costs if anything went wrong.

ASCIC claims Brackett only did a portion of the work and "diverted contract funds" to the Church of Scientology, in which both he and Nancy were members.  ASCIC says that when the project was halfway done, Brackett committed suicide and his company folded.

ASCIC claims it had to fork over roughly $260,000 to complete the project ... and that Nancy is refusing to cover the expenses, as promised.

ASCIC is suing her for the 260k plus a whole lot more.


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16.

Chia    

Sorry to hear of her loss...suicide is never the answer.

Has anyone noticed most Scientology folks are fat? There is a guy here that has the BIGGEST bear belly I have ever seen...what's with that?

1308 days ago
17.

naplessell    

Ay, caramba!

1308 days ago
18.

Superman    

What was going so bad in his life that he committed suicide? Funny how so many in hollyweird fall for this Scientology crap!

1308 days ago
19.

Bubbles The Chimp    

Suicide must be the only way out of that crazy ass cult.

1308 days ago
20.

TheMachine1    

Bart is a Scientologist? :(

1307 days ago
21.

Phil    

I don't think they purchased an insurance policy as most insurance policies don't require the insured to repay in the event of a loss. Also insurance pays for liability for property damage or bodily injury as the result of the insureds work (which isn't the case here).

More than likely they were providing personal indemnification for a completion bond. A bond is different than insurance in that if the bonding company pays for a loss, they recover it from the insured. The restaurant probably asked for a bond to guarantee that the work would be done in a certain amount of time. Since it wasn't, the bonding company paid the balance to the restaurant and is now seeking the balance from Lisa.

1307 days ago
22.

jack    

Is it a coincidence that the acrronym ASCIC is pronounced asskick?

1307 days ago
23.

WatcherOne    

Since when does a private individual promise to payback an insurance company if there is a claim? Strange story, all the way around.

1307 days ago
24.

cali    

Why do people get involved with this crazy cult??

1307 days ago
25.

John    

Aye Carumba!

1307 days ago
26.

sam    

Well that's why she wanted a huge raise.

Scientology, a CULT that kills!!!!!!!!!!!!

1307 days ago
27.

Texacan    

MeMe be right about this and like Carl said, it best be in writting!

1307 days ago
28.

Soph    

Suicide/death/unexplainable vanishings and Scientology seem to ALWAYS be connected.

1307 days ago
29.

Carl    

To the people that were surprised to find out she's a Scientologist... not only is she a scientologist, but she is one of if not the biggest single donor to the religion (even more than Tom Cruise).

http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2008/01/30/nancy_cartwright_wins_award_for_giving_s

1307 days ago
30.

Areader    

The Church of Scientology is a twisted cult of individuals! It's amazing that so many people who you would think are intelligent fall into the trappings of the Church of Scientology.

I pray that they will all find Jesus and accept him into their lives!

"For God so loved the world that he sent his only son, so that whoever believes in him will never die but have life everlasting. God didn't send his son to condemn the world, but to save it"....John: 3:16-17

1307 days ago
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