Eric Dane Sues Billy Corgan Over Fallen Tree: Former 'Grey's Anatomy' Actor VS. Smashing Pumpkins Frontman
Former "Grey's Anatomy" star McSteamy, aka Eric Dane, filed a lawsuit against his neighbor and Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, claiming that a fallen tree from the singer's property almost killed his wife, according to ABC News.
The lawsuit stated that the fallen collapsed onto the actor's house last year, setting off sprinkler systems and cutting power lines during a storm, the news source reported. Dane's then pregnant wife, Rebecca Gayheart, was home alone when it occurred and she was forced to leave the house with the couple's 20-month-old daughter to avoid getting harmed.
Gayheart was nine months pregnant at the time, according to Yahoo News. The couple is suing for "nuisance, negligence and injunctive relief."
The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, outlined that Dane's home was flooded and "surrounded by live high voltage wires, and without the benefit of any light whatsoever."
ABC also added that the couple claimed Corgan was warned about the trees on his property being dangerous and unstable, however, Corgan said that is "patently untrue."
"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 50ft tree by its base! Thankfully no one was injured," he told TMZ.
Corgan also said that he had similar trees removed from his property following the fallen tree incident, and called the lawsuit filed by Dane and Gayhart, "a shame...because they are nice people."
Dane recently left his post as Doctor Mark "McSteamy" Sloan on the hit ABC television show "Grey's Anatomy." He was killed off after the love of his life, Lexie, died from a plane crash the doctors of Seattle Grace were in. The actor, however, has also had starring roles in a number of films, including "Burlesque," "Marley & Me" and "Valentine's Day" - where he starred alongside another "Grey's Anatomy" star, Patrick Dempsey.