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Mystery Actor Sues Ex-Fiancée

You Jacked My

$90k Engagement Ring!!

2/17/2012 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Breaking off an engagement SUCKS ... especially when the breaker-offer REFUSES to return the $90,000 engagement ring ... this according to a big actor who has sued his ex-fiancee.

For some reason, the lawyer repping the actor has filed the lawsuit under the fictitious name, John Doe. The actor is suing Lisa Ragland -- claiming she broke off their engagement in 2003 but REFUSED to return the $90,000 engagement ring.

Sources connected to the case tell us "John Doe" is not Ian Ziering, who was also engaged to  Ragland around the same time. Our sources tell us ... it's a "huge actor."

According to the lawsuit, after Ragland called off the engagement, she told the actor she lost the ring ... and he believed her.

That is, until 2010 ... when she fessed up and admitted she had the ring all along. So now Doe is suing her for either return of the ring or its full cash value.

Here's the deal -- under California law, if an engagement is called off, the guy always gets the ring back ... and it doesn't matter who broke it off. The ring is considered a "gift in contemplation of marriage" ... so if the marriage doesn't take place, the ring goes back.

Stay tuned.

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Phreaky    

It has to be Ian, look at her - there's no way it was someone higher up the ladder than him. That face is meant for a z-lister.

950 days ago
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coco    

Zach Galifianakis?

950 days ago
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hehe    

losing $90k...yeah right. i wouldve done some mission impossible chit to get that ring back

950 days ago
4.

j    

Why then put the photo with Ian blacked out from Monster In Law movie priemere if not him? Here is the photo:

http://www.superiorpics.com/event/Monster_in_Law_Premiere/index.html

950 days ago
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RaineeDrops    

If this is true Re: California Law, then why didn't Kim Kardashian give the ring back to Kris Humphries?

950 days ago
6.

Michael Jackson Was A Pedo    

Tom Hanks strikes again!

950 days ago
7.

Fat Mike    

It has to be Ian Ziering. Who gets engaged twice in one year? According to Google they were going out from at least May. Just ring her work and ask a workmate. There's one on Linkedin working at John Paul Mitchell Systems who might be her.

950 days ago
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awards    

Damn that Seal gets around! What does Heidi think?

950 days ago
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PokerStar    

She should give the ring back, no matter who it was that bought it for her. That thing cost a lot of chips. Do the right thing girl and give it back already.

950 days ago
10.

Penelope    

Yet another story about someone and something no body cares about or no one has ever heard of the person in the photo.

950 days ago
11.

Ajalyn    

Another golddigging TRAMP. This girl has more miles on her than an 84 Chevy. Good for him for leaving her in the dumpster where she belongs.

950 days ago
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Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

I have no idea who this Lisa Ragdoll person is, and I don't think anybody else who reads this story has either. And the fact that the person who's suing her is "a mystery" REALLY makes this a "scoop", Harvey. Once again: All filler - no killer! But hey, (drum roll), it's a "TMZ exclusive"!!!

950 days ago
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SMP    

A "HUGE" actor wouldn't waste their breath on $90k...that's pocket change! Gotta be Ziering.

950 days ago
14.

LAguy    

It doesn't matter if a ring is 90K, 9K or $900, an engagement ring is entering into a contract to get married. If it doesn't happen the ring should be returned. I'm always amazed that women think they deserve to keep an engagement ring.

950 days ago
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YUsoSTUPID    

@ John 8:32. You are amazing..You have posted the same comment numerous times about keeping radio hosts off the air that are racist, yet you make reference to Jews in a negative light...You are no better than the people you complain about

950 days ago
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