29 May 2012 6:36 PM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D has been dragged into a legal battle over a Hollywood Hills home destroyed by fire.

The reality TV star, who briefly dated Sandra Bullock's ex Jesse James, is being held accountable for the 2010 blaze, which claimed the life of her pet cat.

Lawyers representing State Farm Insurance have filed a lawsuit against Von D in Los Angeles, insisting she owes the company almost $1 million (£625,000).

According to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ.com, the tattoo artist placed several lit candles in the house - and the candles then set the house on fire.

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