And for the celebrity angle . . . Wes Craven sues Pauly Shore for bad renovations

Written By: Kathy Price-Robinson - Jun• 24•07

ScreamWes Craven, the 67-year-old director of “Scream” and “Nightmare on Elm Street,” filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court last week against Pauly Shore, the 39-year-old “Encino Man” star, for damage to Craven’s home allegedly caused by Shore’s horror-inducing home improvements. Shore has reportedly denied the charges.

Specifically, the suit alleges, poorly done renovation work caused water runoff to Craven’s property, which then caused a hillside collapse last December and damage to the home itself.

According to the suit, as reported by E! Online:

Shore “failed to properly or adequately design, construct, build, furnish, maintain and/or repair his yard,” causing “substantial damage” to the Craven homestead, including a significant reduction in the value of the property, the exact amount of which will be determined in court.

Read the court document here.

(Image: An agonized figure is depicted against a blood red Oslofjord skyline in Edvard Munch’s Scream (1893), National Gallery, Oslo.)

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