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Costner caught in garden dispute

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.

Grimm - who bought his house, which 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.

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

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, 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. - Bang Showbiz

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