Eric Dane, Rebecca Gayheart sue Billy Corgan for negligence, nuisance over 'dangerous' tree

rebecca-gayheart-eric-dane-getty.jpgHis McSteamy days may be behind him, but former "Grey's Anatomy" star Eric Dane is back in the news with a lawsuit against his celebrity neighbor, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan.

Dane is claiming Corgan was negligent in handling "dangerous" eucalyptus trees on his property. Apparently, one of the trees crashed into Dane's home during a storm last year, forcing Dane's wife Rebecca Gayheart to evacuate their flooding property and avoid contact with live high-voltage wires while she was nine months pregnant.

Corgan tells TMZ, "I was horrified when I learned about the tree falling during what was a massive storm, a storm with winds strong enough to uproot a 50 foot tree by its base! Thankfully no one was injured."

"[The lawsuit is] a shame ... because [Eric and Rebecca] are nice people," Corgan adds.

The website reports Dane and Gayheart are suing for "nuisance, negligence, and injunctive relief," asking for unspecified damages.

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