L'Wren Scott's mental health investigated over Rolling Stones $12.7 million insurance claim

The fashion designer and girlfriend of Mick Jagger took her own life in March

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Insurers contesting a $12.7 million insurance claim made by the Rolling Stones have been given the right to probe the mental health of late fashion designer L’Wren Scott.

Judge Brooke Wells has granted underwriters the permission to gather evidence about Mick Jagger’s deceased girlfriend from her brother, Randall Bambrough, to invalidate the band’s $12.7 million (£8 million) claim for the postponement of their Australia and New Zealand tour, following her death.

Scott took her own life on 17 March 2014 in her New York apartment, aged 49.

Before the tour began, the group took out a $23.9 million insurance policy to be paid in the evernt that gig dates were cancelled due to the death of family members or others, including Scott.

Jagger was “diagnosed as suffering from acute traumatic stress disorder” after Scott’s death. He was advised by doctors not to perform for at least 30 days, according to documents filed in the court case in Utah, where she grew up.

Underwriters have denied the claim on the basis that the designer might have been suffering from pre-existing mental health issues that might not have been covered in the policy. The band are now suing them.

Bambrough said that he did not know about the court case naming him and had not yet been asked to provide testimony or documents relating to his sister’s health.

A spokesperson for the Rolling Stones declined to comment.

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