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Taylor Swift

Neighbors Pissed

You're Screwing With Our Coastline!!

12/31/2013 8:56 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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BOB PIENIADZ / www.thewesterlysun.com

Taylor Swift is screwing with the coastline in a small Rhode Island community ... and pissing off neighbors in the process ... but Taylor's people say what she's doing is perfectly legal.

Swift is building a massive perimeter wall around her castle in Westerly, Rhode Island, moving tons of coastline rocks in the process. 

One neighbor tells TMZ, "It was bad enough when she moved in, but to ruin a part of the town for all of us ... this is a whole new level of hate."

Surfers in the area tell TMZ ... the wall under construction around Taylor's 11,000 square foot mansion is messing with the wave break in Westerly. 

And some residents are grousing ... the wall she's building is taking away public access that they have enjoyed for years.

We're getting multiple, conflicting stories from government workers and residents ... but from Taylor's point of view ... her people say government officials actually asked her to move some of the rocks that had drifted into the ocean back to her property line and that's what residents are seeing.  They also claim the wall she's building is in the same spot as the original wall that was constructed decades ago but eroded over time.

It appears the prior owners built a wall closer to the mansion, but it was destroyed  last year during Hurricane Sandy and now Taylor is building where the original wall had been.  Problem is -- the residents are used to having the beach they will no longer enjoy.
 
Also ... officials say Taylor obtained all necessary permits.


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46.

Infamouslywill    

Love Taylor This is Instagrams infamouslywill and she is amazing and gorgeous

207 days ago
47.

Pillsbury Pancakes    

I heard the only Rhode Island native who is upset is international superstar DJ Pauly D.

207 days ago
48.

swaogasgo    

if it hasn't been already, taylor swift needs her cherry popped,
as a friend's dad described his 20 something daughter "uptight virgin"

207 days ago
49.

Jayla    

As if that twit is smart enough to pull permits, relocate a wall, etc. HER PEOPLE and house managers are doing this. I'm thinking TS, Inc. owns the house, too, not TS the individual.
Yes, the people that live there should be mad at her instead of her people because ultimately she is the boss, but she's too dumb to even know it, understand mortgage docs, instruct a builder or even spell hydrology. So really, it's not a story about a celebrity, it's a story about what their entourage does for them.

206 days ago
50.

SiouxCityBoy    

Read the ORIGINAL story and you will find that the complaints are essentially un-founded. The singer is simply doing what any previous owner should have done.
http://www.thewesterlysun.com/news/westerly/3277333-129/crmc-keeps-watchful-eye-over-taylor-swifts-seawall-project.html

206 days ago
51.

Dee Williamson    

After all, what Taylor wants, Taylor gets, it's as simple as that!!!... She should "want" for a better singing voice!!...JUST SAYING.....

206 days ago
52.

Carl    

Glad I live in California where all beaches below the high tide line are government property and with very few exceptions are open to the public. As much as celebs in Malibu want to cut off access to the beaches in front of their homes, they can't.

206 days ago
53.

abby    

Taylor's neighbors need to pound sand. She is doing nothing wrong or illegal. In fact, she's improving the area.

206 days ago
54.

Brian    

The site Gossip Cops have debunked this dumb story. Just dumb Radar Online being gossips like always. At least TMZ does seem to look into the facts. Gossip Cops said that Radar Online got their story from some site in Connecticut who had lots of errors in their story but have fixed the errors now. It's too bad garbage like this gets out to the news though. KTLA reported this story this morning like it was news. I guess even the news people are too lazy to do some fact checking now.

206 days ago
55.

Waka Waka Waka    

Maybe she's building the wall so she can keep a man and he can't run away

206 days ago
56.

Truth    

"this is a whole new level of hate." ---- The Obama era. Where anything you disagree with is "hate". GD idiots.

206 days ago
57.

Blaise    

She's not harming the environment morons! She's piling up rocks ABOVE a concrete seawall! It's an eyesore, if anything.

206 days ago
58.

Cool Breeze    

She can't sing so let her pound rocks.

206 days ago
59.

KicksandGiggles    

Seriously, WTH does a young single person with no kids or significant other (legs closed for the moment) need with all this big bulky azz building?? And then WTH does she need to bother with the freaking rocks??? If the rocks were a problem, it would have been taken care before her skank azz got there!!!!

206 days ago
60.

Bobo Frog    

That's not Taylor Swift in that photo. That's Tiger Woods's ex-wife. Hey Harvey, you need to tighten up your hiring practices.

206 days ago
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