Alyssa Milano pleaded with a judge to move back the start of her upcoming $10 million court battle, claiming the stress over the recent fires has made it impossible for her to participate in the case.
The trial between Milano and her ex-business manager was scheduled to begin on January 22 and the “Charmed” star is expected to testify during the trial.
According to documents, obtained by The Blast, Milano requested for the trial to be delayed until at least May 1, 2019 due to her Bell Canyon home having been “adversely affected by the recent Woolsey Fire.” The actress claims she will need a substantial amount of time to recover from the damage.
She’s also scheduled to sit for a deposition by December 23, but says being grilled over details in her case would “create a significant hardship” at this time.
Back in 2017, Milano and her agent husband, David Bugliari, sued her former business managers at Hellie, Hoffer and Company, LLP for $10 million and accused them of screwing up their finances and leaving the couple millions of dollars in debt with horrible credit.
Milano and her husband were counter-sued by the management company, who denied they caused the star’s finances to be ruined, and claimed they warned the actress and her husband to cut back on overspending.
The firm even pointed to Milano’s 2013 home remodel, and claim the star was given multiple warnings about being over budget.
During the devastating wildfires that ripped through California last month, Milano had announced that her home was still standing, but it’s unclear how much damage the property sustained.
Milano got her wish, and the judge in the case granted her motion and postponed the trial until at least May, which should give the star time to deal with the cleanup before the legal firestorm.