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June 12th, 2011 2:00pm EDT

Ricki LakeRicki Lake has been sued over a fire that destroyed her rented Malibu, California, beach house last summer.
 
Lake has been hit with a lawsuit from owner Hovsep Kousouyan, who has accused the former talk show host of burning down the house in an accident with flammable heating oil.
 
According to Kousouyan's complaint, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Lake was refilling a portable heater when she spilled the oil on hot heating coils, causing the fire which spread throughout the entire property.
 
Kousouyan wants Lake to pay for all of the damages, according to TMZ.com.
 
Lake previously blamed a candle for sparking the blaze.

Ricki Lake

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