Eric Dane, better known as McSteamy on “Grey’s Anatomy”, is taking Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan to court over a fallen tree which Dane says could have killed his wife.
The stars are neighbors, and Dane says he and his wife, actress Rebecca Gayheart, warned Corgan several times that his trees were “shaky” and would cause a problem should a big storm ever pop up. Inevitably, it happened last year, and the tree snapped power lines and set off the sprinkler system in the Dane’s house, flooding it. Gayheart, who was pregnant at the time, was forced to run from the house with the couple’s two-year old child; while neither were injured, they say it could have easily turned out very differently.
Corgan contends that the couple never gave him any such warnings about his trees and their proximity to their property, calling the lawsuit “a shame”.
The musician says he’s had the trees removed to prevent further damage, but Dane and Gayheart are still seeking nuisance, negligence and injunctive relief in the lawsuit.