According to TMZ.com
, SMASHING PUMPKINS
frontman Billy Corgan
is being sued by his his Beverly Hills neighbors, "Grey's Anatomy"
star Eric Dane
and his wife Rebecca Gayheart
, over damage caused to their property by a falling tree.
In the lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Dane
claims that the tree, which once stood on Corgan
's property, smashed into his house during a major storm last year, setting off the sprinkler system and snapping the power lines. Dane
's pregnant wife was forced to evacuate a "quickly flooding" home while dodging live high-voltage wires.Dane
's wife and daughter were able to escape without harm.Dane
claims that Corgan
was warned that the tree posed a threat and is asking for unspecified damages for "nuisance, negligence, and injunctive relief."Corgan
insists the whole thing is a misunderstanding, telling TMZ.com
that "I was horrified when I learned about the tree falling during what was a massive storm, a storm with winds strong enough to uproot a 50 foot tree by its base! Thankfully no one was injured.”Corgan
went on to call the lawsuit "a shame, because [Dane
] are nice people."