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Kevin Costner Sued

You'll NEVER

Take This Beach!

6/19/2012 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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File this under: "The Problems of VERY Rich People."

Kevin Costner has been dragged into a nasty legal war with his neighbor in Carpinteria, CA -- an upscale beach community near Santa Barbara.

Long story short -- the neighbor, Rick Grimm, claims he bought a SICK beach property back in 2009 with KILLER views of the ocean and coastline ... and it happens to be located right behind Costner's pad.

Problem is ... the neighbor claims Costner is paranoid about his privacy and planted a bunch of trees and shrubs to make sure nobody from Grimm's property can see into his home ... trees which are now blocking Grimm's once-spectacular view.

Grimm filed a lawsuit, obtained by, claiming he TRIED to play nice -- sending multiple requests to Kevin and his wife to trim the hedges -- but the Costners blew him off ... and planted even TALLER trees.

Grimm says Costner is contractually bound to NOT plant trees which obstruct Grimm's view ... but Kevin doesn't care. According to the suit, Kevin made it clear to Rick's people he would not "back down" and would "do everything in his power to secure his privacy."

Grimm is now asking a judge to force Kevin to chop down his trees ... PLUS he wants at least $150,000 in damages for loss of enjoyment and $500k for damage to his property value if the trees don't come down.

A rep for Costner had no comment.


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Sashatree about being un-neighborly, Kevin! Sorry, but you're dreaming if you think the paparazzi are gonna be parked out in boats on the lake, just waiting for that million dollar pic of you on the deck! Hate to break it to you, Kevin, but you're not A-List anymore. People don't care about you. This situation clearly makes you look like an arrogant, selfish, nasty little man. You should remove or cut down what you planted that blocks your neighbor's view - and restore what little is left of your reputation!

825 days ago


If the trees are plant in Kevin Costner property, Dear Mr. Grimm, sorry for your lost.

825 days ago

Lady Juliette    

The world is going to hell in a hand basket and these two are argueing or trees!!!!!

Grow up you two

825 days ago


Oh, the "problems",of the filthy rich! I feel so sorry for them-gag!!

825 days ago


Costner: Fine ill trim my bushes Neighbor: Thank you Mr Costner Costner: Oh by the way I'll be putting up a giant projector screen in place of the trimmed bushes. It will be playing my movies 24\7 Neighbor: Ummmm you know i'm kinda getting bored with the ocean view, don't worry about the bushes. Costner: F!#) you!

825 days ago


Kevin! Stop bein a jerk!

825 days ago


Restrictions on building height, blocking a view, by plantings or building, even blocking sunlight by building a tall building that creates a shadow effect on a neighboring property are all rather common. It can be a deed restriction or even a local building code.

821 days ago
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