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Good News For Heather: Locklear Reaches Settlement With EMT Who Filed Assault Lawsuit

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Jul. 8 2019, Published 7:39 p.m. ET

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Heather Locklear has reached a settlement with the EMT who accused her of assaulting and battering her during a 2018 medical call, RadarOnline.com can exclusively report.

According to court documents obtained exclusively by Radar, Jennifer Hayn-Hiton's attorney, Kirk Schenck, wrote in an affidavit signed on June 26 that his client and the Melrose Place actress, 57, are currently finalizing the written settlement agreement.

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A minute order filed on the same day showed the court was informed both parties had indeed reached a settlement.

Hayn-Hiton initially filed the claim in November 2018 at Ventura County Superior Court, alleging the troubled actress "struck, kicked and battered" her on June 24, 2018 when the EMT responded to an emergency call at Locklear's home in Westlake Village, California.

She claimed she sustained "disabling, serious and permanent injuries, pain, suffering and mental anguish" during the incident.

The EMT also claimed Locklear continued to verbally attack her once the actress was transported to a nearby hospital. Hayn-Hiton said Locklear hoped her children "would all die of AIDS," according to the lawsuit.

Before coming to an agreement on a settlement, Locklear's attorney, Brian Weilbacher, filed an objection to the suit on May 16, 2019, and argued Hayn-Hiton and her previous attorney failed to provide the minimum facts on their basis for the assault and battery claims, and added the complaint was "defective and deficient."

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Weilbacher argued Hayn-Hiton did not allege Locklear acted with intent to harm the EMT.

"In addition to being required elements, in the context of Plaintiff's purported case, Plaintiff's failure to meaningfully allege facts and the cause of action elements are not mere trivialities," Weilbacher wrote in the May 16, 2019 affidavit. "It is important to keep in mind that according to Plaintiff's own complaint, this is a circumstance where the Plaintiff came into the defendant's home with a police agency and the Plaintiff initiated contact with the defendant — not the opposite."

However, before both sides could argue over the assault and battery allegations in front of a judge, the parties met with mediator on June 2, 2019 and came to an agreement to settle the case, according to court records.

Details of the settlement of the civil suit were not available.

Locklear's legal troubles are still far from over. The actress still has to face criminal charges related to a June 24, 2018 arrest when prosecutors allege Locklear punched a deputy in the chest and stomach, and kicked Hayn-Hiton.

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Ventura County Sheriff's officials told Radar the star was "extremely intoxicated" during that June 2018 incident.

Locklear was already facing previous charges related to a separate arrest in February 2018 when she also allegedly battered a peace officer.

The Ventura County District Attorney's Office filed an amended criminal complaint against Locklear on August 20, 2018.

She now faces eight misdemeanor charges of battery on an emergency personnel, resisting a peace officer, and battery of an officer.

The rehab alum remains out on $20,000 bail, but a hearing on her criminal case is scheduled for next week.

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