"CSI" Advisor Sued for Framing Ex

3/21/2009 3:15 AM PDT

"CSI" Advisor Sued for Framing Ex

A former homicide detective who has been an advisor to "CSI: Miami" is being sued by his former fiancee, alleging he viciously framed her in a police dragnet that could have gotten her killed.

Rebecca Accarino claims she was engaged to Michael Scott, a former L.A. County Sheriff's detective. According to the lawsuit filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Accarino and her 11-year-old granddaughter moved in with Scott, but things went south when Accarino felt Scott was threatening toward her.

The suit claims she decided to break off the engagement but did not tell him. Accarino says on June 16, 2008, she and her granddaughter went to Scott's house to retrieve her stuff. Scott was not there but a neighbor spotted her and asked what she was doing. She told the neighbor she was breaking up with Scott and moving out.

Accarino says she took her stuff out of the house and drove off with her granddaughter in her BMW, which had been parked in the driveway. The neighbor called Scott and told him what had gone down. Scott told the neighbor to call 911 and say she had committed a burglary, she was driving a stolen car, she was armed, she was in possession of drugs and she would elude arrest.

The next thing Accarino knew, she was driving along when L.A. County Sheriff's deputies surrounded her car, with weapons drawn. Accarino and her granddaughter were removed from the car, forced to their knees with heads down and arms back. They were then handcuffed and searched.

Accarino is suing Scott and his neighbor for not less than $1 million for emotional distress and false imprisonment.