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"Exorcist" Director Alarmed -- "I Been Robbed!"

8/29/2007 9:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The "Exorcist" director and the former Prez of Paramount Pictures have sued ADT Security Services, claiming the company made them "unwitting targets for home invasion."
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According to the suit, filed today in Los Angeles County Superior Court, William Friedkin and Sherry Lansing entered into a contract with ADT for their home in Bel-Air, a posh area of L.A. They say they made the deal because ADT represented that it "makes your home 3 times less likely to be burglarized."

According to the suit, last December, while the couple was on holiday outside the country, the alarm sounded. They claim it took ADT one hour and forty-five minutes for a patrolman to arrive. The suit alleges the patrolman came and went, without investigating or notifying the cops or the couple.

The lawsuit says the next morning, the housekeeper arrived and found the alarm was still blaring (or in Friedkin's case, Blair-ing). She found a stepladder perched beneath the second balcony. Broken glass was littered all over the place. The suit goes on to say "drawers in the bedroom and bathroom (were) left open and their contents strewn about."

The suit claims the thieves "stole jewelry that had significant amounts of value. Much of the jewelry was unique and irreplaceable." The couple's house was hit during in the middle of a rash of Bel Air break-ins.

The couple is seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.

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Lillianne    

ADT ?? That's in my neighborhood in Shreveport, Louisiana. They can't afford any better than that?

2507 days ago
2.

know it all    

First

2507 days ago
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*Heather*    

woooooow....sucky on both ends.....

2507 days ago
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hottiemchot    

Home security system ARE NOT perfect. ADT didn't say that their system would totally prevent a burglary. They said that the system makes the house less likely to have a burglary. There's a difference.

2507 days ago
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*Heather*    

LOL She thought that she (or HE) were 1st!!! HA HA HA HA LMAO ROFL....what is the big deal with being "first" anyway!?!??! HA HA HA

2507 days ago
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Rocky    

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.....BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO..... I WANT MY MOMMY....WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

2507 days ago
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Caroline    

Sherry Lansing cured cancer

2507 days ago
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Shawn    

slow news day again

2507 days ago
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billyboy    

Harvey

We are not all litigators!!!! More SEX!!!!!!!!

2507 days ago
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Pam    

Posted at 8:30PM on Aug 29th 2007 by BLOOREGARD Q. KAZOO

If you would have continued reading, the negligence on the part of ADT is right there:

1. it took ADT one hour and forty-five minutes for a patrolman to arrive
2. The suit alleges the patrolman came and went, without investigating or notifying the cops or the couple.

2507 days ago
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RyanLucky    

sue that company what did they protect nothing

2507 days ago
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Lillianne    

They should have hired me. I could have done the same job at half the price.

2507 days ago
13.

tired of cry baby    

so?

2507 days ago
14.

jack    

ADT has a well deserved reputation for minimal delivery on big promises.

2507 days ago
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Connie    

I was considering using it, but while on the 'net read of cases where they took too long to respond to alarms. A company is only as good as their employees, I would quit hiring lazy asses that don't notify the police immediately. Of course, the police must respond promptly too.

2507 days ago
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