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Beyonce Sued By Nightmare Neighbor

5/28/2010 7:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

This one is classic.  Beyonce is being sued by a guy who claims his daily routine was turned upside down by a film crew shooting a Beyonce music video for "Why Don't You Love Me."

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Philip Markowitz alleges in a lawsuit obtained by TMZ ...his peace and quiet was shattered the morning of March 26, 2010, when the film crew "invaded his neighborhood" ... waking him out of a peaceful sleep at 7 AM.

That nightmare was followed by a series of intrusions, Markowitz claims.  Markowitz says during the morning ... every time he tried leaving his house the crew was blocking his driveway.  He went in and out and in and out .... and each time, he says, there was some obstacle in his way.

Now it gets really good.  Markowitz says he "missed several business calls while arguing calmly in his driveway."  By 11:30 AM, "He demanded compensation for the trespass on his property and the inconvenience and delay he had already suffered."

In fact, Markowitz says he told someone from the crew that he's gotten upwards of $10,000 for the use of his property, but says he was told he couldn't be paid this time because it was a "low budget film shoot." 

But Markowitz doesn't buy it.  He's suing Beyonce and the production company for unspecified damages ... including the dreaded punitive damages.



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61.

fashion    

stop with the racist **** all people do stuff that sum one may not like so grow up you ******* you seem so dame dumb.

1519 days ago
62.

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its not that serious. People will do anything to get a buck

1518 days ago
63.

yesisaidit    

LMao!!!!!!!!! comment # 12 by Anon just made me soo happy.

1518 days ago
64.

Platinum B.    

I agree with the neighbor. It is wrong for someone to wake up at 7 am. But how can you be arguing "calmly?" Maybe there's a new form of arguing. But, I can see if it was CONSTANT that this sort of thing happens. True, it isn't right to use someones property for free in order for production. It all depends on the judges choice and the facts I guess.

1479 days ago
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A. J. Weberman    

Markowitz and Kurtz do nothing but sue people to make a living. Markowitz had a license plate that reads LAWSUIT. This is a frivolous suit- Markowitz even sued his parents. For more go to http://steverombom.org

1472 days ago
66.

lilmiss diva    

they cound not have did dat much damge if they did they wuld have got it fix nd if he didnt have pix in court he didnt havepoof so there wuld be no proof dat wats happen the reson i kno all dis my papa is a lawyer

1437 days ago
67.

ASHLEY    

PPL REALLY ARE UP ON THEIR SRLF THIS DAYS THERE WASN'T ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT HE JUZ WASNTED MONEY!!!!!

1397 days ago
68.

Ang    

I bet they would have paid or left if he pulled a gun ,that's everyone's right when someone trespasses on your property. They should be glad im not their neighbor lol. Bad enough that they bring down the value of everyone else's homes around them. Trash!

1189 days ago
69.

TDJ    

Well it's not Beyonce's fault..my goodness he acts like they invaded his property!they probably stepped on some of his lawn by accident and caused a big hissy fit!!! Just another neighbor eager for money!!

1188 days ago
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