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 and Gayheart] are nice people."
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