William H. Macy is accused of “knowingly and deliberately” cutting down his neighbor’s trees, resulting in a serious lawsuit.
The “Shameless” star allegedly damaged the property of next-door neighbor Pierce Brown after he instructed landscapers to cut down trees in front of his property, according to court documents obtained by People on Thursday.
The project, which took place in December 2021, has reportedly “destroyed” or “severely damaged” several healthy, decades-old mature pine trees and other vegetation on the Brown Property.
“Pine trees and other plants were well within the Brown Estate line,” the complaint last week continued. “Macy’s employees damaged the door connecting the two properties while entering the Brown Property.”
Brown claims that although Brown was on vacation at the time, Macy, 73, arrived the following month and “admitted” that his workers had gone to the Brown Property without permission and damaged numerous areas, including the slope.
Brown is seeking $600,000 in return, citing “loss of value of the property, loss of use and enjoyment of the property, loss of privacy, increase in noise, as well as emotional distress, irritation, distress and discomfort.”
Macy’s representatives did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment.
The lawsuit is the latest legal drama for Macy and his wife Felicity Huffman, who were involved in the 2019 college admissions scandal.
Huffman, 60, was sentenced to just 14 days in prison after pleading guilty to paying $15,000 to improve her daughter’s SAT scores. But Macy was not charged.
The former “Desperate Housewives” star was also fined $30,000, completing 250 hours of ensemble and one year probation.