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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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1.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Taylor Swift caused global warming

246 days ago
2.

Heidi    

It appears she's within her legal rights. It's her home & property of which she purchased...... If the neighbors aren't happy with what's going on, they always have the option to move.....#Choices

246 days ago
3.

japo97    

Taylor Swift rebuilds sea wall after storm damage; locals angered. LOL.
Taylor should paint the rocks pink and throw big parties to give them something real to complain.

246 days ago
4.

Canadasux    

I can easily imagine Taylor Swift being very, very lonely when she gets older.

246 days ago
5.

BisbeeChris    

Ahhhh, rich people problems.

246 days ago
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Clytemnestra    

Sounds like Taylor is in the right and oeople are just grousing because they were used to things the way they were. Her PR people will no doubt set the townsfolk straight. She certainly will not be tearing the wall down.

246 days ago
7.

Azi    

They'll all change their tune when she has a party and invites all of her neighbors. They just need a little attention.

246 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

I guess her next album will have at least one song where the poor peons are making her cry.
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246 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

Ah, Taylor Swift . . . .
The Michael Jackson of psycho singers. I suspect she will buy a monkey soon. It'll probably commit suicide.

246 days ago
10.

Dead@27    

I'm pretty sure Taylor Swift takes it up the butt.

246 days ago
11.

Gretel    

I live in a bay community and there are laws in place mainly because of conservation, trying to restore a trashed ecosystem and the horseshoe crab population (you heard it right), all of which are very important. The neighborhood should look into a lawsuit spearheaded by a group well versed in ecosystems. That'll do it.

246 days ago
12.

Brian    

Hey TMZ, do a little research. I know you just like gossip but this story is one huge LIE. She is rebuilding a dangerous wall that needed to be rebuilt years ago. For being a good neighbor she's now being attacked. These same people would sue her if she didn't do it and a rock fell and hit them. You can't rebuild a big wall like this without blocking the path at times.

246 days ago
13.

snowboardchick    

This is a matter of the ultra rich who get preferential treatment. Not her fault. It's legal. Blame our aristocratic government.

246 days ago
14.

Jenny Ryan    

'She's blocking public access to the beach.' lol, that's funny. Us common folk can't even access those beaches and if we did we'd politely be asked to leave by someone's butler. And what self-respecting surfer surfs in Rhode Island? People are making drama where there isn't any. Sounds like she's fixing up the property as per suggestions regarding local ordinance. Whoever went to TMZ about it needs to get a hobby.

246 days ago
15.

louise    

If it were Kanye West and "Big Butt" the neighbors would be fine with it.

246 days ago
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