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Eric Dane And Rebecca Gayheart Are Taking Billy Corgan To Court!

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Eric Dane and his wife, Rebecca Gayheart, are furious with their El Lay neighbor Billy Corgan because one of the Smashing Pumpkins' trees smashed right through their roof.


The incident in question happened last fall and thankfully, no one was hurt. However, the lawsuit charges that the rock star essentially put their entire family in jeopardy by failing to remove eucalyptus trees on his property that were a known risk.

Corgan, on the other hand, has called the accusations "patently untrue" and is maintaining his innocence. Instead of accepting any responsibility, he cites the severe wind storm as the catalyst for the destruction and explained:

"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 ft tree by its base! Thankfully no one was injured."

Following the natural disaster, Corgan says he called in an expert to remove any other trees on his property that could pose as a safety threat.

That didn't stop McSteamy from getting steaming mad and now he wants unspecified damages for nuisance, negligence, and injunctive relief.

Check out the damage to the Grey's Anatomy star's Beverly Hills home (below)!

[Image via WENN.]

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7 comments to “Eric Dane And Rebecca Gayheart Are Taking Billy Corgan To Court!”

  1. anon says – reply to this


    Ridiculous. My neighbors' tree fell on my house in a storm recently and we all worked together to get it down, and everyone paid for their own damage even though none of us are rich. These people can all afford to fix the damages, no one was hurt, and trees fall sometimes. Suing someone over it, especially when they're having any other possibly dangerous trees removed already, is just obnoxious.

  2. Allie says – reply to this


    I really hope the family of the child she ACTUALLY KILLED find this lawsuit as shame worthy as I do.

  3. Ann Jane says – reply to this


    Re: Allie – she's a MURDER who got a $2,800 fine…wonder how much money her lawsuit is asking for

  4. boston61 says – reply to this


    Funny how people will say but is was an accident. Well how would you like to be on the wrong side of of someone else's accident?

  5. Wutherbitch says – reply to this


    I agree with the first comment entirely. But the reason I'm actually writing this is to ask what the hell are Allie and Ann Jane are talking about?!

  6. 6

    Re: Wutherbitch – On June 13, 2001, Gayheart struck and fatally injured nine-year-old Jorge Cruz Jr. as he crossed a Los Angeles-area street. According to the police report, the child was walking home from school and crossed the street. While several cars stopped to let him go, Gayheart swerved around them and into a two-way left-turn lane, striking the boy. Her attorney, Steven Lerman, subsequently admitted Gayheart had been using a cell phone during impact.
    Cruz died the next day at Los Angeles Children's Hospital. His parents, Jorge Cruz and Silvia Martinez, filed a wrongful-death lawsuit on August 6, 2001, against her, seeking coverage of medical and funeral expenses, and compensation for loss of future earnings. The lawsuit was settled out of court, and settlement terms were not disclosed. On November 27, 2001, she pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter. She was sentenced to three years' probation, a one-year suspension of her license, a $2,800 fine, and 750 hours of community service. She was also ordered to make a public-service announcement. Gayheart was represented in the criminal proceeding by Harland Braun.
    Later that year, she flipped a rental car into two parked cars with her father commenting that, "I've told my wife not to let her drive any more".

  7. gab says – reply to this