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David Carradine

Wife Settles Lawsuit

Over Actor's Auto-Erotic Death

8/17/2011 10:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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David Carradine's wife has just settled her case against the production company of the movie David was shooting when he died of auto-erotic asphyxiation ... TMZ has learned.

Anne Carradine had sued MK2 Productions, claiming they had a duty to supervise David while he was on the shoot for the movie, "Stretch."  Anne claims the night David died in his Thailand hotel room, the production staff had gone to dinner and told David he would have to make his own arrangements for the evening.

Sources tell us that MK2 paid Anne money to settle.  And, we're told the other defendants -- including the hotel and insurance company have settled as well.

In all, sources say Anne will get around $400,000 from the defendants.


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BigTim    

What the hell?

1059 days ago
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Grizelda    

Well, he certainly "made his own arrangement", hanging himself to get off. Why is that the fault of the production company, was it in his contract that he had to have a 24/7 babysitter so that he did not off himself? This kind of suit is just BS, he was the only one at fault and he paid the price, he came and he went.

1059 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

And rhis is why all of our insurance premiums are through the roof. The production company was not obligated to make sure he did not jerk himself to death.

1059 days ago
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Lisa    

Ricky, splain why the widow gets money from anyone because he stupidly killed himself, choking the chicken? This is just plain stupid and greedy, he killed himself and that is that, no money no payoff, no nothing!

1059 days ago
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jaye    

Since when is it anyone's job to supervise a grown man? Tell me if I'm missing something here. This was an accident that could have easily have happened in his own home. The man got aroused in freaky ways and he died that way. Maybe they just wanted to shut her up, either way it seems odd that they would pay for something that was the man's own fault.

1059 days ago
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pk    

How the is this the studio's fault? Did TMZ leave something out? Ridiculous story!!! Not the studios fault he was into kinky shi$

1059 days ago
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ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff    

this is bizarre...the idiot killed himself trying out sex acts...how is all these people resonsible....it looks like he was way past 21! he died foolishly and by his own hands...hope she chokes on this blood money. thqats what happens when youre into freaky sex....he was an idiot!

1059 days ago
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ManiacalZebra    

"[D]uty to supervise"? Seriously? He needed a babysitter while on movie sets?

1059 days ago
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IceGypsy    

How on earth is this the fault of the studio, or the Hotel. was it in his contract that he be supervised 24/7? If not how on earth is she getting anything. It makes no sense.

1059 days ago
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Jomica Man    

Sure does defy all logic why they had to settle with the widow. The man had a penchant for a sexual gratification that was potentially deadly, let alone strange beyond understanding. If she participated from time to time, she should have accompanied him to keep him safe from himself. Now she has 400K for placing the ultimate legal guilt on the production company. Too bad TMZ can't get a copy of that contract.

1059 days ago
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spyke    

Wow. What was he a child that needed to be babysat? Why don't the courts throw out stupid lawsuits like this? I feel bad that this poor man had to die in such a way that told the whole world what he did in his spare time. Lots of people engage in this dangerous activity but if you accidently hang yourself and you're famous, well guess what? Everyone is going to know about it.

1059 days ago
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Dragon Tattoo    

WTF? This is just stupid that this lady even got a single penny!! The man died while practicing a very dangerous sexual fetish, no one forced him to hang himself. If anyone should've been awarded money was the production company because his death obviously had an impact on the project and loss of money.

1059 days ago
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andy    

I just think, that it's a little bit ironic that the title of the movie being filmed was "Stretch", considering that Mr. Carradine was stretching something right before he died. Peculiar . . .

1059 days ago
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$$    

good thing he wasn't drinking a cup of coffee from MacDonalds when he was putting the rope around his neck!!!

stupid stupid stupid...

why did they settle??? How could she have a case?

1059 days ago
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cranberry    

Kinky David jerks off and dies. Greedy wife then jerks off the insurance company and the hotel. This is just plain disgusting. She should give that money to a charity and go away in shame.

1059 days ago
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