The woman was not named in the filing Friday. The suit says she was a People magazine freelance reporter covering a Screen Actors Guild Awards after-party in 2006 when two paparazzi lured Ledger to her hotel room, gave him cocaine and secretly filmed him.
The lawsuit names Splash News, managing partner Gary Morgan, and paparazzi Eric Munn and Darren Banks. Her claims against them include fraud, negligence, and trespassing.
The 28-year-old Ledger died Jan. 22, 2008 in his Manhattan apartment from taking six types of painkillers and sedatives.
By Derrik J. Lang