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    Dynasty Star Joan Collins Sues Condo Complex Over Daughter's "Violent" Fall

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    Joan Collins, Katyana Kass
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    Joan Collins predicament could have been ripped right out of a soap opera.

    The former Dynasty star is suing her West Hollywood condominium complex over a nasty fall her 27-year-old daughter took on the premises in January that left her with a broken eye socket.

    Alexis Carrington couldn't have scripted what happened any more dramatically.

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    According to the lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court and obtained by E! News, Collins states that her daughter Katyana Kass may have been suffering from hypothermia caused by the cold water in the Sierra Towers pool when she fainted in the ladies' locker room while on the phone with a relative on Jan. 24.

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    The relative called condo security and an officer found her "pale, weak and disoriented," the complaint states. The staffer had her sit in a chair, rather than call for medical help, the suit further alleges, after which Kass was escorted back to Collins' apartment.

    Once they reached the unit, Collins' account continues, the officer left Kass standing on her own for a moment when she was in no condition to do so—and Kass fell face first into the wall, "violently striking her left eye socket on the edge of the baseboard."

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    Kass suffered a broken orbital bone that required surgery to insert four metal plates in her face and she's been suffering ever since, the lawsuit concludes.

    Collins is suing Sierra Towers for damages, as well as reimbursement for all of her daughter's medical bills and legal expenses.

    Kass is the youngest of Collins' three children and her only child with her third ex-husband, record exec Ron Kass, who died in 1986. The actress remains married to hubby No. 5, Percy Gibson.

    –Reporting by Claudia Rosenbaum

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