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EXCLUSIVE! Legal Expert Jill Stanley Weighs In On Carrie Fisher's Involvement In Wrongful Death Lawsuit — Can She Still Be Held Accountable?

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Just when we thought things couldn't get any worse…

Following Debbie Reynolds' and Carrie Fisher's tragic deaths this past week, legal expert Jill Stanley EXCLUSIVELY provided us with some insight suggesting the family's woes are far from being over.

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For those of you missed it in 2013, Fisher was named in a wrongful death suit in the case of Amy Breliant, a woman who overdosed from heroin while staying in the actress' guesthouse in 2010. The late celeb's property was being rented out by fellow defendant Warren Boyd, who ran a network of rehab facilities at the time.

According to the suit, Boyd gave the Star Wars alum about $10K a week for patients to stay in her guesthouse. Amy was under the case of Warren at the time of her passing.

Despite Fisher's attempts to distance herself from the sad situation, in October of this year a judge denied her request to be removed from the suit.

Jill goes on to explain:

"Carrie Fisher tried to have counts against her dismissed in a wrongful death suit filed by a woman who lived in Fisher's guesthouse as part of a sober living assignment. The woman resided there in connection with care she was receiving from a rehab network run by Warren Boyd, another named defendant in the case. According to the 2013 complaint filed in the matter, Fisher was paid a share of Boyd's profit or revenue for the use of her guesthouse. Just two months ago, in late October 2016, the judge denied Fisher's request to be removed from the suit ruling that as a matter of law Fisher did not meet her burden to establish that she cannot be found responsible."

Obviously, fans are wondering whether or not the icon can still be held accountable in the suit considering she's no longer alive.

According to Stanley, Carrie's estate is still very much at risk, revealing:

"Fisher remained a defendant in the matter and now that she has passed away, that does not change-she remains a defendant and has to fight the matter. Assuming she died with a valid will in place, the named executor she chose will need to get to work immediately and represent her interest on her behalf. If she is found liable, her estate will be responsible for ensuring that any judgment or settlement is satisfied. More bad news for a family who is already dealing with so much."

Wow, we can't imagine dealing with a legal battle amid so much tragedy. Hopefully this case will resolve itself as peacefully as possible.

We'll keep you updated as we receive more info on this matter.

And of course, our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the late star's loved ones.

[Image via WENN/Proof With Jill Stanley.]

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