Daniel Craigs Flashbacks of a Fool producers sued for damaging millionaires houseSeptember 9th, 2008 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 9 (ANI): The producers of James Bond star Daniel Craig’’s latest film Flashbacks of a Fool have been sued by a millionaire for causing extensive damage to his house, and destroying his prized driveway.
Glen Haysman claims that the damage took place while his house in Rickmansworth, Herts, was being used for location shooting for the film.
He says that such was the damage caused to his drive that passers-by think he is a “gipsy”.
“I don”t feel proud when people come to my home and see my drive,” the Telegraph quoted him as telling the High Court presiding over the case.
He is seeking 100,000 pounds damages from Mrs Rogers Films Ltd. The six-figure lawsuit also includes a 100-pound claim over a lost decanter.
The High Court presiding over the case has been told that extensive damage was caused to the interior and exterior of the four-bedroom house, mostly to wallpaper and paintwork in the bedrooms, requiring three weeks of remedial work.
Haysman claims that the damage has caused him lasting inconvenience and distress, and blighted his enjoyment of his home.
He bought the house 10 years ago and agreed to let it out, but was said to be furious amid claims that three 18-ton lorries parked on his driveway made it sink.
The production company has admitted liability to compensate Haysman, but with insistence that his claim is not worth more than 70,000 pounds.
The filmmakers contend that the driveway was less than perfect before the shooting began, all because of the wear and tear caused during the installation of Haysman’’s hot tub.
The film was released in April this year, and received a lukewarm reception from critics.
It features Craig, who also co-produces, as a fading Hollywood actor recounting his youth and the dramatic events that led him to stardom and a life of excess. (ANI)