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Beyonce Pays the Price for Bothering Neighbor

9/8/2010 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Beyonce Knowles just ended a legal war with a guy who claimed the singer "invaded his neighborhood" for a video shoot -- but it took a whole lotta cash to end the grudge match.

Beyonce Sued By Neighbor

We just spoke with Philip Markowitz -- the guy who sued Beyonce and her production crew back in May for allegedly wreaking havoc in his neighborhood -- and dude told us he just scored a 5-figure settlement to drop the case.

As we previously reported, the trouble began when Beyonce used a home in the Hollywood Hills to shoot a music video for the song "Why Don't You Love Me" ... and the crew allegedly trespassed onto Markowitz's driveway.

Markowitz tells us, "I'm happy with the settlement, but this lawsuit shouldn't have happened in the first place."

He adds,  "They set up on my property without asking and [the settlement] should send a notice to other production companies that they need to respect the rights of property owners."

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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

he should have had sex with her,,thats worth at least 5 bucks

1484 days ago
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justme    

huh?

1484 days ago
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EZPZ3    

@MIDNIGHT TOKER

RU REFERRING TO YOUR MOTHER?

1484 days ago
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Mike    

With a name like "Markowitz" I am not surprised he was satisfied with a cash settlement.

1484 days ago
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Beth    

It's true...they should have paid a fee to home for using any part of his property, any location scout knows that is the law. Never should have gotten that far had they followed simple rules for a location shoot.

1484 days ago
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get a life ho    

glad they had to pay up !

self entitled idiot entertainers think they can do as they please .,.,.screw them

1484 days ago
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get a life ho    

With a name like "Markowitz" I am not surprised he was satisfied with a cash settlement.

Posted at 11:59 AM on Sep 8, 2010 by Mike
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maybe the name "Smith or Jones " would have made a difference ? soo many jealous haters here

1484 days ago
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Judy    

Yeah it is important to try to be respectful of your neighbors even if you are famous. Courtesy is courtesy.

1484 days ago
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ZIMA    

GOD I HATE HER

1484 days ago
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Pookie    

I suppose, since this is all about "sending notice" and not about a cash grab, he'll be donating the money to a very worthy charity?

1484 days ago
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ted 409     

THE ONLY reason he filed suit in the first place is its beyonce
all he had to do is ask them to leave if he didnt want them on his property

1484 days ago
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b    

Have you ever seen her without makeup? She is nasty and her legs without the airbrush mounds of cottage cheese

1484 days ago
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Marc    

hahaha...yeah, but he's glad they didnt respect his property while cashing that check! lol...

1484 days ago
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CCC    

Everyone is looking to sue to make an easy buck. Hey wait a minute. I saw a Lindsey Lohan movie once. I demand $10,000 for pain and agrevation.

1484 days ago
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Tina    

I am sure he asked them to move but they took their sweet ass time doing it. So sick of people not respecting other peoples' property rights. What happened to common sense and courtesy? It does not matter if you are famous or not.

1484 days ago
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