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Annette Funicello

Mickey Mouse Club Star

Sued Over House Fire

9/8/2012 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Who's the member of the club that's being sued for a 2011 house fire?? It ain't Mickey Mouse ... it's Annette Funicello ... one of the original members of the Mickey Mouse Club.

It's actually a pretty sad story ... the 69-year-old's Encino, CA home burned down in March 2011 ... and now her neighbors are suing -- claiming they suffered residual damage from the blaze.

According to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ ... the neighbors claim their property was contaminated with toxins from the fire. They also claim no one ever cleaned up all of the charred waste, rubbish and debris.

The neighbors are suing for at least $25k in damages ... to cover wage loss ... medical expenses ... and property damage.

We tried contacting Annette -- who no longer lives in the home -- but attempts to reach the actress were unsuccessful.

Now it's time to say goodbye ...



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774 days ago

Spicy mag    

Wtf. Didn't she die like 5 years ago?

774 days ago

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

As a woman responsible for the actual original popularity of the Mickey Mouse club that made all these ****zzz of today rich and famous would live in more than a two room house. Not to mention she suffers from MS and has for a long time. Goes to show ya, all these people talk about "Helping others and paying your fair share' but they don't even take care 'of their own' and they individually have hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars. I'm all for personal responsibility and when a rapper blows a hundred million on crack and hozzz that's one thing but when an Icon is stricken by illness that keeps her from working and plying her trade you'd think Disney would step in and get her a house and help her out a bit. Freaking corporate leeches. And then they defend people like this Nickelodeon aszzzzhole.....

774 days ago


How sad to see the charred remains of her old movie posters still hanging on the wall. Life can be incredibly sad sometimes, even for the stars of yesteryear. Hopefully, she had insurance, and the claims of these vultures will not affect her.

774 days ago


Her house burned down in 2011, She looks nothing like that picture today, .battling multiple sclerosis, a degenerative neurological disease, since 1987. She lost her sight in the early 2000's and is confined to a wheel chair. I think she moved to New York after the fire. Anyway ,the neighbors in question were seen romping in a slime infested pond enjoying ****roach snacks.

774 days ago


Are they suing her or her insurance company?

774 days ago


Wow her neighbors are real pond s***b

774 days ago


Those neighbors are a bunch of money grubbing garbage trolling jerks. How low can you get...we just found out.

774 days ago


I don't blame the neighbors for being furious. Annette is disabled and getting on years. She may not have the means to do a bang-up rebuild, but if she's got another home, she has the resources to have cleaned up and mitigated toxic damage to the neighborhood. Shame it seems like she and/or her people/family can't and/or doesn't care to take care of this properly.

774 days ago

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Lost wages? You can defend the neighbors all you want, but anytime people throw lost wages in there, it makes them look like they're just after more money.

I imagine you can't just hire somebody to tear down a house, there is probably a process for permits and things. There were probably investigations that needed to be completed. That might be difficult for her to arrange if she's very ill.

Sometimes stuff happens, you suck it up and accept life isn't fair. Don't the neighbors have their own insurance to cover damage to their homes?

774 days ago

Phishie from Philly    

It was a Mickey Mouse night light that started the fire.
Phishie from Philly

774 days ago


Those people are P O S !! You do realize her medical condition? Jerks! I am really glad I escaped California,

774 days ago


Poor Annette. She broke in my first gym sock. Guys know what I mean!

774 days ago



774 days ago

Allie M.    

The fact Annette suffers from M.S.should shame the people suing her. She has been unable to care for herself for years and depends on others - sue them,leave Annette alone and stop dragging her name through the mud while trying to pump up any potential settlement.

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