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Gabor gets $2m crash settlement
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Gabor was left partially-paralysed
Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor has settled a $2m (1.04m) legal action against the driver of car involved in a crash which left her seriously injured.

Gabor, 88, was the passenger in a car driven by her hairdresser Jaren Millard when it crashed into a pole in 2002.

"There's no amount of money that can compensate for the suffering Mr Millard has caused," said Gabor's lawyer Ronald Jason Palmieri.

The compensation claim had been due to go before a court on Monday.

Gabor was left partially-paralysed by the crash in West Hollywood, California, and now uses a wheelchair.

'Emotionally devastated'

She spent months recovering from her injuries before she could return to her Bel Air home.

The settlement will see Gabor receive $1.75m, while her husband Frederic von Anhalt receives $250,000 for "loss of companionship" during her hospital stay.

"I was emotionally devastated to think that anything I did hurt Zsa Zsa," Mr Millard said in a statement.

"She and I have shared a loving friendship for more than two decades, and it tore me apart to see her in any kind of pain."

Gabor is best known for her multiple marriages - at least eight, including husbands Count Felipe de Alba, Jack Ryan, businessman Herbert Hutner as well as von Anhalt.

One marriage lasted just 24 hours.

Her flamboyant character has made her one of Hollywood's most recognisable figures, despite a largely forgettable film career.




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