Kevin Costner sued by neighbour

2012-06-20 16:32
Los Angeles - Kevin Costner is being sued by a neighbour.

The Bodyguard actor has infuriated Rick Grimm by planting a series of trees and shrubs to protect his privacy in Carpinteria, California, and has allegedly ignored requests to cut down the greenery.

Mr Grimm - who bought his house that is situated behind Kevin's in 2009 - says he has sent "multiple" pleas to the actor asking him to trim the shrubbery, only for them to be replaced with even taller trees, which block his once-spectacular ocean views.

According to the neighbour Kevin is contractually-bound not to obstruct the views from his property.

'Everything in his power'

He is seeking $150 000 damages for loss of enjoyment and $500 000 for damages to his property value if the trees are not removed.

However, the lawsuit states the 57-year-old actor made it clear he would not "back down" and would "do everything in his power to secure his privacy".

In addition to his damages claim, Mr Grimm wants a judge to force Kevin to chop down the trees.

It is believed that rules for the area state that no hedge shall be over six feet tall.