Model Lauren Scruggs ventured out in public with her stump on display for the first time four months after the horrific accident which saw her lose her left hand and eye in a plane propeller accident.
Until now, Lauren Scruggs kept her missing limb covered with clothes or scarves any time she left her home but yesterday the pretty blonde finally had the courage to venture outside with her missing limb visible.
Lauren Scruggs was out shopping with her parents near her home in Texas, likely spending some of the settlement she received as a result of the December 3 accident.
There have been reports Lauren Scruggs received more than $1million in the settlement that was reached last week after rejecting the first offer of $200,000.
TMZ reported she received several millions.
Wearing a blue baseball cap, green sports vest and black jogging pants, Lauren Scruggs was beaming from ear to ear as she emerged from sports shop Luke’s Locker in Plano with her parents.
A flesh-colored bandage was wrapped around the end of her arm where her hand should have been and she had hooked a white purse over it, making no attempt to cover it, signs that she may be growing more accustomed to her disability.
Last week Lauren Scruggs was pictured with her prosthetic eye after receiving it three weeks ago.
According to the Courthouse News Service, the plane which injured Lauren Scruggs was insured by Aggressive Insurance Services, along with a separate plane owned by the pilot Curt Richmond, a friend of the Scruggs family from Dallas, Texas.
Curt Richmond’s policy extended to other planes he pilots, the service said. Both have a $100,000 limit for passengers riding in the planes.
The report stated that Curt Richmond’s insurance “verbally offered” to pay Lauren Scruggs $200,000 after the December 3 accident.
The complaint, issued in Dallas County Court, alleged that Lauren Scruggs was not a passenger at the time of the incident, and therefore eligible for more compensation.