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‘Yellowstone’ actress Q’orianka Kilcher cleared of insurance fraud charges after months long debacle

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office has dismissed all insurance fraud charges which were filed against “Yellowstone” actress Q’orianka Kilcher.

Kilcher, who plays the role of Angela Blue Thunder on “Yellowstone”, released a statement on Friday, which was obtained by Fox News Digital, “I am beyond grateful that my case has been dismissed — tomorrow my journey begins to help raise awareness and demand more transparency for worker’s rights within the workers comp system.”

Kilcher went onto say that, “I want to thank my attorneys, Camille Vasquez and Steve Cook, for their steadfast belief in my innocence — without their advocacy, we would not be here today.”

“Finally, I want to thank my family, friends, fans, and fellow industry peers whose support has kept me going. I look forward to shedding more light on this experience and continuing to do the work I love,” Kilcher, concluded.

Her lawyers, Vasquez and Cook, said in their own statement: “The decision is a true victory, and while we are gratified that Ms. Kilcher’s innocence has been vindicated, the truth is that the California Department of Insurance should never have brought this case, and Ms. Kilcher should never have been subjected to this ordeal.”

Her legal team went onto say that “Having been cleared, Ms. Kilcher is excited to move forward and devote her attention to her flourishing career.”

Kilcher’s problems started in October 2018 when she suffered an injury while filming “Dora and the Lost City of Gold.” She hurt her neck and shoulder while riding in a production vehicle, and she was in enough pain to require medical attention.  Kilcher was later deemed eligible for disability allowance.

The California Department of Insurance argued Kilcher was collecting those benefits while she was working on the set of “Yellowstone,” and in doing so she allegedly broke state law.

She was charged with two felony counts of workers’ compensation insurance fraud.

Kilcher and her legal team consistently professed her innocence and doctors told her that she was eligible to collect the payments.

ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH

MANAGING EDITOR: LUKE MOCHERMAN

PHOTO CREDIT: RADARONLINE

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