Oct 3, 2012

Smashing Pumpkin sued over fallen tree


This week in Lawsuits continues.

According to TMZ.comSmashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is being sued by his Beverly Hills neighbours, "Grey's Anatomy" star Eric Dane and his wife Rebecca Gayheart (I'm not making this shit up), over damage caused to their property by a fallen 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.

In my country, when you escape something like this "near-death-experience", you either go to the church and make a donation or you buy a lottery ticket or simply get shitfaced. Sadly that is not practiced everywhere. Not that I'm siding with Corgan here, he could be sued by an army of his former bandmates for all I care, but I think it's just a quick get rich scheme and that kinda bothers me. Maybe she really needs the money, she lives in a Beverly Hills Ghetto where fuckin' trees fall on your property.

Meanwhile 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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