Homeowner Files Lawsuit Against Hollywood Tour over Misleading Julia Roberts' Residency
May 11, 2016 08:38 AM EDT
A Beverly Hills home owner filed a lawsuit against a Hollywood tour company following claims that actress Julia Roberts currently lives at his house in Mulholland Drive. According to the owner, he had enough of the tourists visiting his house and stalkers and intruders sneaking to his home.
The representing lawyers for plaintiff Michael Edson filed the legal complaint on May 6th in Los Angeles highest court, Washington Times reported. The lawsuit named Advanced Reservations Systems, Smart Destinations and Las Vegas International Tours Information and Reservations as defendants.
Because of the alleged lies tricking people that the Hollywood actress Julia Roberts lives at his 9,000-square-foot estate mansion, it resulted troubling disturbances into his daily life. His representing lawyer stated, Edson faces problems such as graffiti, stalkers, intruders, mail theft and an assault.
The said defendants offers tours in "movie star homes" but "regularly mislead their customers about the occupants of homes on the tour," Courthouse News Service quoted. Edson claimed, the Hollywood tour company repeatedly deceived their customers that Julia Roberts owned his Mulholland Drive home. "Miss Roberts, however, does not, nor has she ever lived there," Edson stated on his complaint.
Though mentioned in the lawsuit, the "Pretty Woman" actress and Academy Award winner actress is not a party to his case. Edson added, the Tour operator company "knew or should have known (by virtue of their trade, business and occupation)" that the actress also suffered "personal injury and property damage" many times, because of the intruders and stalkers at her actual residence in California.
Edson also indicated that seeking for punitive damages for negligence, defamation and private and public nuisance. The home on iconic Mulholland Drive is one of several owned by Edson and is regularly rented out to studios for upwards of $100,000 per month.
The 9-bedroom house contains a pizza oven, more than a dozen televisions, multiple fireplaces and four reception rooms, and has previously appeared in episodes of The Apprentice and American Idol.