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Mark Salling

State Farm is 'Despicable'

7/19/2013 6:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Mark Salling doesn't buy that State Farm is like a good neighbor .... he's suing the insurance company, claiming its refusal to cover him against sexual battery allegations is "despicable" and "malicious."

TMZ broke the story ... Salling was sued by a woman who claims on one occasion when she was dating the "Glee" star ... she insisted that he wear a condom during sex but he refused and forcibly had unprotected sex.  The woman -- a former Playboy model -- claims she went to his house later that month to demand proof that he was STD-free, and he responded by pushing her to the ground.

Salling claims in his lawsuit the State Farm homeowner's policy requires the company to foot his legal and other bills connected with his defense, but State Farm has repeatedly refused.

Although there's no mention as to why State Farm won't cover Salling, we're guessing the insurance company is hanging its hat on a provision that excludes criminal acts from its coverage.

As for the sexual battery case against the actor ... it's ongoing.

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sbcalmow    

He's really not the sharpest tool in the shed, is he?

376 days ago
32.

sawtooth37    

I know this accuser personally. She a star f*cker. Shes a fame chaser. She thrives in a **** storm of drama snd is a complete bitch. She may have been in playboy, but was never a playmate, lets get that right. This guy may be a douche but im sure shes just trying to cash in.

376 days ago
33.

Scooter    

No insurance company will pay for the defense of a criminal act. Civil Lawsuits are covered by insurance.

For example, OJ's criminal case--not covered by insurance

OJ's wrongful death civil case--covered by insurance.

Think about it--If you knew insurance would cover your criminal acts folks would be busting heads without legal worries.

376 days ago
34.

vin    

Because your homeonwers policy doesnt cover your defense costs in a sexual assault case.....

376 days ago
35.

rick o    

If State Farm pays this dousche anything please let us know so I can cancel my policies

376 days ago
36.

BTDT    

What a remarkable idiot.

375 days ago
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